Skip to comments.Interview: Russia sees expansion of ties with China undoubted diplomatic priority: Putin
Posted on 05/18/2014 4:41:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country's cooperation with China has reached its all-time best and that the two sides were ready to expand ties in numerous spheres.
"China is our reliable friend. To expand cooperation with China is undoubtedly Russia's diplomatic priority," Putin told Chinese reporters before attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Shanghai.
Putin, who will also pay a state visit to China on the sidelines of the summit, said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will review the implementation of already-signed agreements, and hammer out future objectives.
"I believe the upcoming talks will inject strong impetus to various bilateral cooperation projects, as well as to the deepening of coordination between the two countries in the international arena," he said.
Putin pointed out that at the present stage the two countries should give priority to enhancing cooperation in economy, science and high technology.
Against the backdrop of global economic turbulence, it was of crucial significance for the two countries to strengthen mutually beneficial economic and trade relations and boost mutual investment, he said.
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Imagine, two COMMUNIST countries expanding ties,
why, it’s unprecidented, how unexpected...
They seem to have us on the run.
I don’t think Paul will be looking very good in foreign policy, by 2016.
Yes, amazing isn't it? Like no one could have figured this out, without Chinese news telling us about it.
“I dont think Paul will be looking very good in foreign policy, by 2016”
What’s left of our republic can only hope.
America needs to bring back production to America.
We import (far) too much from China.
I’m sure it came as a big surprise to Obama.
You are probably right. Like other things, he will probably say he heard about it on the news, or read it in the paper. He is not living in reality.
If Putin thinks this will keep China, with its huge population and expansionist tendencies, from being a threat to eastern Russia, with its small population and long border, more power to him. I have my doubts.
chicom bump for later....
Putin is stark raving mad. The only nation on the planet that has serious designs on his, and he seeks to play pati-cake with it.
The guy can’t be unaware that the Chinese are occupying his Eastern territory, while he plays the fool in the West.
Going from the “Scissors” strategy to the strategy of “One Clenched Fist”...
I don’t get it either.
Not sure what you’re point is there...
Consider the source: old Mr. Kissinger.
I know who he is. I know that he helped open up China.
At the time he did, it was an ace in the hole for us, as it played off the most populace nation on the planet, against a clear nuclear threat.
China was a closed society before that. It would take months for intel to get out. We didn’t know what was going on inside. Opening up the Bamboo Curtain was good.
It’s what took place around 1992, that took us down the road to where we are today. That was terrible policy, but it took place twenty years after Kissinger and Nixon made their move.
Twenty-two years later, and the subsequent leaders of the day, have gifted us with a serious well-financed global threat.
Kissinger opened the door. It’s those who walked through it that really jeopardized planetary safety.
And, a few years ago, they got a special, high tech gift from the Clintons...
MIRV technology, Gyro Technology, and Vibration reduction Technology...
China couldn’t accurately target our major cities. Bill through Loral Corporation made it possible for them to hit within 50 feet.
I strongly agree with you.
The GOP has a segment which is even now, pushing ever more manufacturing and technology over to China.
That segment, is killing the party, and damaging our own nation.
We run a MASSIVE trade deficit each and every year with China.
China is on the verge, of passing America globally.
Yet there is still a segment of the GOP, which wants to send ever more manufacturing there.
Bring back American manufacturing.
Yep. We gave China most favored nation trading status. Essentially carte blanche. We did it to modernize their society and give their citizens a taste of money. I gotta wonder if that was such a fine idea. We made them a wealthy superpower who is now a major threat. We are indebted to them and have very little leverage anymore.
As for Putin, he obviously is wanting to open up trade. US & EU sanctions just make him look to another partner. He is probably negotiating about tech imports & exports. Other imports & exports too. Both countries would likely benefit from that. They are probably talking about establishing a common currency. Dumping the dollar and turning to the yuan would be a diabolical move that would hurt us and Europe greatly. So would cutting a gas deal with energy hungry China. He could easily sell all of his gas there.
A military alliance between the two would cost us greatly. Just the uncertainty that it would create would be very bad!
Sorry! Am I being pessimistic today?
In truth, he’s been playing the China card for year. He shares certain technology with them too. It’s an alliance that sees Chine benefit from both Russia and us, and benefits to both our detriments.
In time, we’ll pay.