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Russia Seeks Closer Military Ties With China
RiaNovosti ^ | 11-21-12 | Sergeu Guneev

Posted on 11/21/2012 10:50:49 AM PST by Anti-Hillary

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday indicated Russia’s continuing interest in cooperation with China on defence sector issues.

Shoigu told top Chinese officials during a visit to Beijing for the 17th Sino-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Technological Cooperation that joint work between the two powers would enhance stability across the region.

“The closer the cooperation is between our two countries, including in the military-technological area, the more peaceful our region will be,” he said.

This was Shoigu's first official foreign trip since replacing Anatoly Serdyukov as defense minister earlier this month.

Senior Chinese military officials in turn indicated their support for closer cooperation with Moscow.

“We see our relationship with Russia as a priority in the field of international military cooperation,” said Xu Qiliang, deputy head of the Communist Party of China’s Central Military Commission.

He added that Beijing wishes to "bring the relationship to a higher level."

As China's economy and influence have continued to grow, the country has become increasingly attractive to Moscow as a regional partner. The two powers already have alligned interests in foreign policy - from batting down Western criticism of human rights abuses to their joint stance against foreign intervention in the Syrian civil war.


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1 posted on 11/21/2012 10:50:54 AM PST by Anti-Hillary
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To: Anti-Hillary

It is all lining up.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 10:51:52 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Yep, lining up. So, when should we expect the red tanks to roll through our streets?


3 posted on 11/21/2012 10:55:12 AM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips
"So, when should we expect the red tanks to roll through our streets?"

They pretty much did on Election Day.

4 posted on 11/21/2012 11:01:14 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: CatOwner

Isn’t there a salient TV show debut tonight called “Red Dawn”?


5 posted on 11/21/2012 11:04:00 AM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Wasn’t it Mao who once said, “Russia will see us the rope to hang it.” LOL

I know who said it, but I can’t believe how stupid Russia is.

China, IS NOT their friend.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 11:04:19 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“will see us” grrrr “will sell us”


7 posted on 11/21/2012 11:05:17 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Almost ready.... Wonder when the invasion starts?


8 posted on 11/21/2012 11:25:34 AM PST by Obadiah (It pays to be a Democrat.)
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To: DoughtyOne

China is licking its chops looking at the natural wealth in Siberia.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 11:46:35 AM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: MrChips

Not TV. It’s in theaters soon. A remake of the Patrick Swayze version.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 1:11:57 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

If I were high on the Russian political pyramid, I’d have the country’s nuclear war head and rocketry experts work day and night on next generation weapons, and keep China very close. 70% of Russia’s land consists of Siberia, which has less than 30% of the nation’s shrinking population. China’s population is many times the size of Russia’s, and that country is decidedly short of the natural resources Russia has in such abundance, it’s never even troubled itself to survey large portions of Siberia, still less do anything constructive with its wealth.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 1:39:35 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Anti-Hillary

Didn’t Stalin try this with Hitler in 1939?


12 posted on 11/21/2012 1:42:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Trod Upon
Absolutely.  And as I understand it, China has learned a great deal about illegal immigration, and the occupation of it's neighbors.

We are after all, such a great object lesson.


Sorry to be responding this this much later...

13 posted on 11/24/2012 9:57:44 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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