The emergence of China has prompted the U.S. to shift its focus to Asia Pacific under its “Asia Pivot” strategy. But unfazed China continues to expand its geopolitical influence and military power, challenging the United States’ position as the world’s superpower. Meanwhile, economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies have prompted Russia to move closer to Asian countries to alleviate the impact of sanctions.
A win-win relationship for China and Russia
China’s open-door policy and Russia’s increased focus on Asia have started showing signs of a strategic convergence. By inching closer to China, Russia has alleviated the pressure of economic sanctions from the U.S. and EU. On the other hand, China is acquiring highly advanced Russian military technology and weapons.
By strengthening their ties, China and Russia are bound to challenge the unipolar world order dominated by Washington. Russia’s great power expertise and China’s economic might are fully capable of countering the U.S. if they come together.
Full article: China, Russia Coming Closer To Create A New World Order (ValueWalk)