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Former commander-in-chief of NATO forces in Europe: China and Russia are advancing to the West together

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Russia and China are rapidly drawing closer, recent events have shown that Moscow and Beijing occupy the same positions, opposing the democratic West. This is written by the author of an article for the American edition of Bloomberg, the former commander-in-chief of NATO forces in Europe, Admiral James Stavridis.


China and Russia are advancing to the West together, the former commander-in-chief is sure. Recent events have shown that China fully supports Russia's policy. As proof, the admiral cites "Russian intervention" in Kazakhstan, approved by China.

According to Stavridis, Russia and China have a lot in common. Both countries support an authoritarian regime, sharing the traditions of communist ideology. In addition, Moscow and Beijing are striving to create new international organizations that would act as an alternative to the US-led Bretton Woods institutions that emerged after World War II. Even in the UN, Russia and China vote "synchronously", opposing the initiatives of the US or European countries.

Recently, military cooperation between Russia and China has developed very strongly. Since 2018, Chinese army units have been participating in all of Russia's largest military exercises and vice versa. The admiral draws attention to the pictures of Russian and Chinese military personnel embracing after the exercises. They are surprising, he says. In addition, ships of the Russian Navy and the PLA Navy conduct joint deployments in various parts of the world's oceans, with Russians visiting China and Chinese visiting Russia.

Of course, there are disagreements between the countries, but they are not so big as to spoil relations. In a geopolitical sense, the two countries complement each other, making up a formidable tandem, which worries the United States very much. If they get even closer, world politics will change and not in the direction of the United States.

Thus, China and Russia are advancing westward together. In response, the US must rally global democracies in the face of the Russian-Chinese threat for a collective response, the author concludes.
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  1. sergo1914
    sergo1914 18 January 2022 10: 51
    +15
    Yes, what a day it is! An American admiral sees Chinese tanks crawling along the bottom of the Pacific Ocean towards Los Angeles. Ukrainians are burning columns of tanks in seconds... What is happening? Where am I now?
    1. Ashes of Claes
      Ashes of Claes 18 January 2022 11: 01
      +8
      Quote: sergo1914
      An American admiral sees Chinese tanks crawling along the bottom of the Pacific Ocean towards Los Angeles. Ukrainians are burning columns of tanks in seconds... What is happening? Where am I now?

      In the Indian version of Call of Duty?
      1. Civil
        Civil 18 January 2022 11: 14
        -10
        Pushing the Russian Federation against the West is a classic of Chinese politics, they have already done this with great success. The communists of the PRC do not care how the capitalists fight among themselves in Eastern Europe. This is strictly in their favor.
      2. Orel
        Orel 18 January 2022 13: 11
        -5
        Quote: Ashes of Klaas
        In the Indian version of Call of Duty?


        It's just that some countries are stuck in the XNUMXth century and now they are pulling the rest there)))
    2. prior
      prior 18 January 2022 11: 04
      +5
      The United States will clash with China, Russia will dominate Europe.
      The United States will start a conflict with Russia - China will become the only hegemon in the world.
      America on the ropes. Europe is waiting for its fate.
      World Show Must Go On.
      From such a perspective, you will see not only tanks crawling along the bottom of the ocean ....
    3. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 January 2022 11: 06
      +6
      Don’t worry, you’re right there, the earth turned out to be round. The Americans finally began to realize that the earth was not flat, that they couldn’t sit behind the puddles. Only on flat earth can two fronts be one front.
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 19 January 2022 15: 12
        +1
        Perhaps the words of Stavridis should be clarified: China and Russia are together counterattack to the west! lol
    4. Timon2155
      Timon2155 18 January 2022 11: 11
      +5
      The value of the article is near zero: you never know what the former commander-in-chief of NATO thinks there? This is an ordinary penis, reminiscent of itself with such loud conclusions. He no longer makes the decisions. Moreover, he has already fallen out of those circles that have more or less reliable information at the top. I talked, reminded myself and forgot on the second day - no responsibility threatens.
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 18 January 2022 11: 50
        +1
        Quote: Timon2155
        Moreover, he has already fallen out of those circles that have more or less reliable information at the top.

        Well, at least he didn’t jump out of the window. And that was before him one commander. Again we would be blamed
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 18 January 2022 12: 06
          0
          [quote] According to Stavridis, Russia and China have a lot in common. Both countries support an authoritarian regime, sharing the traditions of communist ideology[/ quote] well, China .. okay .. but we have ... (hand face)
          1. mojohed2012
            mojohed2012 18 January 2022 13: 06
            +1
            This is a stereotype in the West and in the USA.
            Well, if so far in their films about US. We are shown as vankas in earflaps with stars and AK-47s, and all Russian music froze at the turn of 1917: apple, kalinka-malinka and the anthem of the USSR. Everything. They don’t sing or listen to anything else in Russia! Yes ... And one more thing: if a Russian dances, then in the old way, in a Cossack way and in a FLEET way - SQUID! We can't do any more.
            Oh. Brothers ... how are your deals. Where's my balalaika... I'm going to lie in the snow with an AK-47 by the tank.
          2. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 18 January 2022 13: 30
            -5
            Quote: Aerodrome
            Russia and China have a lot in common.

            Russia and China, in addition to being on the same continent, have only one thing in common - the amount of resources. China has people, we have everyone else.
            And the article, yes, illiterate theses.
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  2. nPuBaTuP
    nPuBaTuP 18 January 2022 10: 55
    +4
    China and Russia are advancing to the West together,
    and after
    As proof, the admiral cites "Russian intervention" in Kazakhstan, approved by China.

    Do they even teach geography at school there?
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 18 January 2022 13: 07
      +1
      No. There is no such subject in American schools - geography. They know at most something about their state, and outside the city for them the fog of war is like in old computer strategies.
      1. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 18 January 2022 13: 32
        -1
        Quote: mojohed2012
        There is no such subject in American schools - geography.

        The situation in our schools is no better today.
  3. Tagan
    Tagan 18 January 2022 11: 00
    +8
    Well Duc, forced to rapprochement. When a flock of mutts is hung on someone, it is probably much more pleasant to scatter them together - so that there are enough hands for each skin. It's so natural. Why squeal now?
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 January 2022 11: 00
    +6
    Russia and China are rapidly rapprochement... The US must rally global democracies
    The Americans themselves have done everything possible to bring Russia and China closer together, and now they are suddenly worried. At the same time, smarter people in Europe finally began to guess that the "rallying" of democracies by the Americans against the Russian Federation and the PRC will not lead to good. As the Russian proverb says: "Don't dig a hole for someone else - you yourself will fall into it."
  5. antivirus
    antivirus 18 January 2022 11: 08
    +1
    finally it began. The Russians are advancing!

    everyone is looking at markets - not military maneuvers ..
    even the Western military, not only the bankers, need money and more money.
    caviar, nuclear power plants, spare parts for tanks and aircraft to Poland and Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and the GDR, + oil and gas ... Lada, snow and ice, flax with wood.
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 18 January 2022 13: 09
      +2
      We would still have to seize the market for cut paper and replace the green wrappers with the faces of slave owners and exploiters from the United States with Russian sights in rubles.
  6. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 18 January 2022 11: 08
    +4
    According to Stavridis, Russia and China have a lot in common. Both countries support an authoritarian regime, sharing the traditions of communist ideology.
    The uncle suffered something, from the traditions of communist ideology in Russia, there were horns and legs, unless they came up with the heroes of capitalist labor, but they left subbotniks, without prefixes: Leninist, communist laughing And it’s not clear whether you really do it for yourself, or you create additional profit for someone laughing
  7. Yuri Siritsky_2
    Yuri Siritsky_2 18 January 2022 11: 13
    +5
    As Churchill said, "Democracy is the worst form of government after dictatorship." So shove your democracy deep, deep in......
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 January 2022 11: 19
    +3
    In reply The US must rally global democracies in the face of the Russian-Chinese threat for a collective response, the author concludes.
    Tribalts, Pshekia. Who else is suitable for "global democracy"? laughing
  9. yuriy55
    yuriy55 18 January 2022 11: 25
    +2
    Former commander-in-chief of NATO forces in Europe: China and Russia are advancing to the West together

    Blind, right? In the most realistic scenario, Russia and China are trying to counter Western madness and the desire to flex their muscles.
    It is not Russia that is attacking NATO (I will not say anything about China). This NATO is standing on the porch and pounding on the door, convincing that it is Little Red Riding Hood who came to her grandmother...
  10. Palmyra
    Palmyra 18 January 2022 11: 35
    +2
    And who should China support?
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 18 January 2022 13: 02
    -1
    Former commander-in-chief of NATO forces in Europe: China and Russia are advancing to the West together

    An interesting headline and some kind of cloudy evidence:
    China fully supports Russia's policy.

    And Russia is trying to conquer the state of Alaska, no Nebraska, or maybe Washington right away ..............
    Both countries support an authoritarian regime, sharing the traditions of communist ideology.

    The democratic regime for the West is just a screen! Under this screen, you can trade drugs, manage thugs, bomb peaceful countries. Democracy has long turned into neo-colonialism - Ukraine is a great example.
    military cooperation between Russia and China has received a very strong development.

    Military cooperation between NATO countries can only be recognized as serving peace, all other criminals are a priori
    The admiral draws attention to the pictures of Russian and Chinese military personnel embracing after the exercises.

    This is a crime against the USA and NATO countries, here I agree
    Moscow and Beijing are striving to create new international organizations that would serve as an alternative to the US-led Bretton Woods institutions that emerged after World War II.

    Is it not the West that is trying to squeeze Russia out of financial institutions and an attempt to find a way out is instantly recognized as a crime.
    In general, as always ............. you are only to blame for the fact that I want to eat!
  12. Fiesta
    Fiesta 19 January 2022 23: 24
    0
    Damned Russia and China have placed their countries too close to American bases. How not ashamed?