Military Review

Russian-Chinese military cooperation


The Chinese ruling elite is closely following the events in the world, especially the balance of forces on a regional and global scale. The leadership of China behaves very carefully and their steps are always comprehensively thought out. They do not get involved in international adventures, but also do not allow to infringe upon anyone, the national interests of China. In the center of activity of the Chinese authorities is to ensure the defense and security of the state.

Beijing’s policy is aimed at maintaining partnerships with all the major powers, including its strategic partner in the Central Asian region, Russia. Economic growth in China has allowed us to create the foundation for the development of the defense industry. Today, Chinese experts have successfully launched the production of modern weapons systems, including space, naval, nuclear missile and other military equipment. However, as experts say, Chinese gunsmiths cannot do without the help of their Russian partners - China needs to acquire new technologies, replenish the resource base and obtain the latest weapons. But this cooperation is mutually beneficial - after all, Russia and China have a fairly wide range of mutual interests in the field of security, and almost all of their geopolitical rivals are the same. At the end of the 90s, relations developed between Russia and China that made it possible to create a successful system of military-political cooperation. One of the results of this collaboration is the creation of the "Shanghai Five" or the SCO (China, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan). Today, China and Russia are trying to maintain stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region with the establishment of a guarantee of mutual security.

Military cooperation between China and the Russian Federation is developing in many areas, including the training of Chinese military specialists: about 140 Chinese military personnel are trained at Russian universities, crews of submarines and surface ships, as well as air defense pilots are trained at Russian training centers.

The development of the Russian-Chinese military-political tandem is very interested in world powers, especially, the countries of Asia, Latin America and Europe. The moment will come when Moscow and Beijing together will be able to change the model of behavior of any state if its actions pose a threat to international peace.

Today, the situation in Northeast Asia is becoming tense. This is connected with the nuclear tests of the DPRK, and with the frequent joint military exercises of Japan, the USA and South Korea. In this situation, Russia and China, as countries interested in stabilizing in the north-eastern region of Asia, need to clearly define their position.

Within the framework of the strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and China and the coordination of the actions of the armies of the two countries in 2013, two joint military exercises are scheduled. From 5 to 12 on July 2013 of the Sea of ​​Japan the Doctrine of Sea Interaction -2013 is held. A detachment of 20 Russian ships headed by the Varyag missile cruiser and a detachment of Chinese ships: the destroyers Shijiazhuang, Lanzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang and frigates Yantai and Yancheng, supply vessel "Hongzehu".

During the exercises, the ships of the two countries "freed the vessel seized by pirates", trained to replenish supplies in difficult conditions, conducted joint navigation and maneuvering around the water area, carried out the training task of practicing actions when meeting with "enemy" submarines, carried out escorting civilian ships. Also, having promptly formed three mixed combat units, practiced tactics of protection and defense in an unprotected raid. With the participation of the Russian Air Force fighters in the exercise was carried out imitation of the reflection of an air attack. Held a training battle with the "speedboats of the enemy." Then the ships carried out a search and rescue operation to assist the ship that had crashed. And also carried out artillery shooting at various types of targets. The exercise ended with a parade of participants.

Another important aspect of the teachings. They paid attention to the work of the military with high-tech weapons, including anti-submarine and anti-aircraft weapon. For the Chinese military, these exercises are very important as an opportunity to improve their skills, given the fact that China recently gained access to some types of high-tech weapons fleet, for example, to radar stations and air defense systems.

The second doctrine "Peace Mission-2013" has an anti-terrorism focus. It will take place on the territory of the Russian Chebarkul test site from July 27 to August 15 2013. The annual exercise of the ground forces of the two countries is carried out in preparation for joint actions in the event of an aggravation of the situation in the Central Asian region. Due to the fact that the US and NATO in 2014 will reduce their presence in Afghanistan in the year, the scenario of destabilization of the situation in the region is quite real. And in Kyrgyzstan, the situation is getting worse every day - the country is on the verge of a split into the South and the North. If the Kyrgyz president cannot control the situation in the country, Uzbekistan will also have hard times. In Kazakhstan, the situation is stable, but the country's army consists of 50 thousands of people, which will not allow it, in the event of a destabilization of the situation, to control the entire territory of the state.

In this not simple situation, the ground forces work out operations in the Peace Mission exercise not so much as training in defeating gangs, but most likely as preparation for a possible full-scale land war in the future, albeit on a local scale. But for the full cooperation of Beijing and Moscow in the field of maintaining stability in the Asian region and the possibility of conducting military operations in Central Asia, there is still a long way to go.

So, I must say that at present there is not yet a scenario developed for the interaction of Russian and Chinese leaders in deciding on military cooperation in the event of a threat to the security of the SCO countries. As a result, for example, in the 2010 year, the countries of the Shanghai Five were not able to play a significant role in resolving inter-ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan.

According to observers, the events held show that the authorities of China and Russia are well aware of their responsibility and correctly assess the political risks when deciding on a joint military operation. And it is precisely this aspect of the strategic partnership that will be much more difficult to implement than the military-technical partnership.

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  1. experienced
    experienced 15 July 2013 08: 45
    And it is precisely this aspect of strategic partnership that will be much more difficult to implement than military-technical partnership.

    Well, yes, after all, our military-technical cooperation is at the level: we "merge" everything that is possible, and what is impossible, Ukraine "refills" under firm assurances that the Chinese will not create their "clones" ... The Russian military-industrial complex has perfectly mastered the new discipline in Russian-Chinese cooperation "rake-running"
    1. I think so
      I think so 15 July 2013 22: 06
      The Chinese are able to make weapons themselves ... But it is not forbidden for anyone to be interested in the achievements of other countries ... As if Russian designers are sitting in a basement in no way communicating and ... INVENTING unique and inimitable ... They also rub other people's good ideas. .. That's right ... progress is moving on this ...
  2. omsbon
    omsbon 15 July 2013 09: 12
    I would call a relationship with China pragmatic friendship. Your interests should be prioritized and strictly observed.
    1. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 15 July 2013 09: 42
      China should be watched not through rose-colored glasses and blinkers, but through BMT-110 and TZK eyepieces.
      1. 0255
        0255 15 July 2013 21: 44
        and through the sights of the Tu-160, Tu-22M, Su-34 bombers.
    2. Per se.
      Per se. 15 July 2013 12: 01
      This "friendship" is to meet the needs and interests of China, they buy the latest technology, do not hesitate to learn from maneuvers in what they are still lagging behind, but try to learn something, just look at these "allies", and they will show us nothing , everything is secret. Why teach and arm such crafty "friends" who also stamp clones from our technology, and draw geographic maps with our territory under their own? China will squeeze out Russian technology like a lemon and go further, fighting for world leadership, despising modern Russia for degradation from the Soviet superpower. And there is nothing significant in the benefits for Russia, except for the dubious PR of our political "union", and, by our generous sales of the Soviet military-technical legacy to China.
  3. Akim
    Akim 15 July 2013 09: 25
    I thought it would be an interesting article. But after reading - I saw a "powder box". And I saw the name of the author and for some reason was not surprised.
  4. creak
    creak 15 July 2013 09: 47
    With what fright the Chinese, together with us, will change the behavior model of any state, one must understand the United States. We have already been with the Chinese: "brothers forever", but it all ended with Damansky, which by the way we handed over to the Chinese for some reason. China has its own interests and, unlike us, it will not sacrifice them and it needs us as a guaranteed source of hydrocarbons and some military technology that he does not yet have. The article is definitely a minus, except for the hackneyed stereotypes of the times of the Central Committee of the CPSU, there is nothing in it.
    1. asadov
      asadov 15 July 2013 18: 41
      I agree completely. This "friendship" is temporary and very one-sided. The result from it is only in China and we have a complete minus.
  5. pav-pon1972
    pav-pon1972 15 July 2013 09: 53
    You need to live together with your neighbors and develop relations, although you need to keep a SIGHT ... The Chinese are very cunning beasts, but hard workers and a developed sense of justice. Who served in the Far East in Sergeevka in 127 PULAD remembers in 2006. teachings, the female special forces of China that did ....
  6. Russ69
    Russ69 15 July 2013 10: 28
    We are friends with China now, mutually beneficial. Since, without a strong China, Russia is practically alone, against shit-democratizers. Same thing for China. At the moment, it is a mutually beneficial geopolitical alliance. As a rule, in the UN Security Council, our countries play on one side. Only now all the cones are pouring on Russia ...))
  7. Smersh
    Smersh 15 July 2013 11: 09
    We will be united only by unstable relations with the USA and NATO, if together we can quickly put them in their place
  8. rudolff
    rudolff 15 July 2013 13: 45
    This is such a friendship, when it is better not to turn your back on a "friend". Recently, the Japanese coast guard reported that for the first time Chinese warships passed through the La Perouse Strait between Sakhalin and Hokkaido. Are we playing too much into this friendship with China?
  9. Tartary
    Tartary 15 July 2013 13: 48
    Information flows from the secret sources of those transferred to the reserve that some serious frictions are taking place between Russia and China today ... Such that even the employees of different departments who have gone to the reserve are notified of the possibility of the "H" hour ...

    Believe it or not...
  10. Grenz
    Grenz 15 July 2013 19: 19
    We were already with the Chinese: "brothers forever", and everything ended with Damansky.

    I will add: Zhelanoshkol, the island of Cossack and much more, where the soldier and sailor blood was shed.
    To argue as the author of the article means not to love yourself and your sons, whom the Hunhuz with their usual cunning will once again put on the banks of the border river.
    And another question - we are exposing Chinese agents for espionage, and not for letters addressed to us with calls for eternal friendship. The policy vector is changing very quickly. If we remember MOSCOW-BEIJING FRIENDS FOR AGE, and then their "friendship" I myself experienced on my own skin. In their "WASTE TRADED!" never believed. In my "MEI YOU THUNZHE" - they also did not believe. And they did the right thing.
    STRONG ALWAYS RESPECT THE STRONG. Those who wag their tail are pulled out of the skin, and the skin on the fence for the rest is intimidating (Chinese saying)
  11. Grenz
    Grenz 15 July 2013 19: 44
    What kind of good-neighborly cooperation include this fact.
    One-time smuggling: 20 skins of Himalayan bears, paws, bile, stream. 3 tiger skins (there are only a few of them left).
    I draw your attention - ONE TIME ATTEMPT. And how many of them !!!
    Ginseng is gone, frogs do not croak.
    Really - well, finally take off your pink glasses.
    1. Kir
      Kir 15 July 2013 22: 01
      Excuse me, what place are the local authorities watching? Maybe they should be warmed up, for example, the last time I saw my local police officer was when Father died, but forgive me 5 years ago, and under the USSR not only illegitimate but also very respectable citizens knew their district officers !!! Yes, and often ours are poaching, so ..... which of course does not justify China.
      And there’s something to learn from them, at least with the treatment of poaching scum, although there certainly are those who fell from hopelessness, but not all the same !!!
  12. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 15 July 2013 21: 22
    Even if we have peace and smoothness, we are growing a competitor in the arms trade. Although we carry out exercises just in case in the BBO.
  13. chenia
    chenia 15 July 2013 21: 26
    Quote: rudolff
    The other day, the Japanese coast guard reported that for the first time, Chinese warships passed through the Laperouse Strait between Sakhalin and Hokkaido. Are we playing too much with this friendship with China?

    Here are the Chinese, well done, they defiantly show the scope of their interests. They just turn back to Russia. Understand that n-Apua -su all will do to push China with Russia. How sweetly Brzezinski began to talk about Russia, because China became their headache. And p-apua-ss will do their utmost to help (without quotation marks) Russia in the fight against China (better for naturally armed). And unfortunately they will succeed (too venal Russian elite).
  14. 0255
    0255 15 July 2013 21: 50
    Previously, between the USSR and China there were situations similar to the Caribbean crisis, when both we and they put nuclear missiles on alert. Back in 1929, the Chinese tried to take part of the territory from Russia, but there were bits. And now Russia itself gives these territories to China. It's sad ...
  15. svskor80
    svskor80 16 July 2013 06: 12
    In the current "Great Game" Russia, in order to succeed, it is necessary to play off (it is possible economically) the weakening West and the strengthening China and thereby regain its position as a global leader (or one of them). The task is quite real, if there are strong-willed leaders, and for this it is possible tactically and exchange data with China and the West as needed.
  16. chenia
    chenia 16 July 2013 10: 49
    Quote: svskor80
    In the current "Great Game" Russia, in order to succeed, it is necessary to play off (it is possible economically) the weakening West and the strengthening China and thereby regain its position as a global leader (or one of them). The task is quite real, if there are strong-willed leaders, and for this it is possible tactically and exchange data with China and the West as needed.

    Undoubtedly, now is the moment when the United States cannot brazenly put pressure on Russia, China is backing them, but they will do everything to push us with China, and even sign up for our allies. Ragging their main principle with foreign hands (Anglo-skunks however).

    It would be possible to take advantage of this confrontation, but the venality of the Russian elite is scary.
  17. super-vitek
    super-vitek 16 July 2013 21: 02
    Quote: 0255
    and through the sights of the Tu-160, Tu-22M, Su-34 bombers.

    And in the future, let PAK-FA fly and armada "Armada" buzz in the border zone