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China-Russia Rapprochement is Still Firing on all Cylinders.

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It’s curious that references to a major Asian power can be found in Bible prophecies that foretell in Revelation 16:12 that “the kings of the east” must come. Basically, this means that China is going to play a major role in the end of time event that quite possible be a nuclear holocaust also know WWIII.

It’s impossible to tell what makes Western think tanks freak out more – the above mentioned prophecy or the fact bilateral cooperation between China and Russia is advance in giant leaps, which forces Washington into rethinking its approach towards these two major geopolitical players. Analysts would point out for decades that close bilateral ties between Moscow and Beijing could be just shrugged off.

It’s been pointed out that the prevailing wisdom in Washington and Brussels these days is that China and Russia are incapable of forming a permanent and lasting alliance. They argue that obstacles standing in the way of this scenario are numerous and complicated, as Russia and China have undergone periods of mutual animosity over the course of their history and there’s also an inevitable clash of interests that those two aren’t going to escape. Or at least we are being told so.

However, those observations are far-fetched and may serve a perfect example of wishful thinking that is common for apologists of the Western international order. The new year is shaping up to be a momentous one for cooperation between Russia and China, as the two Asian giants work to form ever-deeper bonds across a wide range of areas.

It is clear that the ties between Russia and China have gone past a point when they........

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