One Clenched Fist, as warned about by JR Nyquist years ago — or, as the Bible tells us in Ezekiel 38 and 39, the invaders from the North. The world-war axis (SCO) is on the rise, America is in suicidal decline in every way possible, and the sword is coming.
The two countries have started coordinating moves in the region, but Russia remains silent on the South China Sea.
China and Russia already have a history of cooperation in Central Asia, defying predictions that competition over that region will derail their relationship. The two countries function as co-leaders in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and have even linked together their economic visions for the region (Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union and China’s Silk Road Economic Belt). When it comes to the Pacific Ocean region, however, Russia and China’s joint activities have been slower to develop – but that’s starting to change.