Where may the greatest supply or relatively accessible natural gas and petroleum be found? Eastern Siberia and Kazakhstan, both of which are a relatively short march from China’s own borders.
Of course, if we see a great deal of activity moving various heavy transport to these points, it would be pretty indicative of something.
Maybe the Chinese want to be Santa Claus and bring some cheer to the children in these provinces.
Vladimir Putin may think he and the Chinese are buddies, but he could be in for the surprise of a lifetime.
Interesting that he worries about his western borders like the Germans will come streaming in, but is not paying much attention to the eastern side of the Urals.