Things are more than rumbling these days. The world had better be careful.
So the West kicks all the Russian “diplomats” out and now the Chinese war machine is cozying up with Russia officially? Great.
Even together Russia and China would have a hard time asserting themselves beyond their borders. It is arguable whether The South China Sea is in play, but generally Russia and China (conventionally speaking) are bound to Eurasia. Both countries have capable nuclear arsenals however.
“I am visiting Russia as a new defense minister of China to show the world a high level of development of our bilateral relations and firm determination of our armed forces to strengthen strategic cooperation,” Wei said at a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency.
“Second, to support the Russian side in organizing the Moscow International Security Conference the Chinese side has come to show Americans the close ties between the armed forces of China and Russia, especially in this situation. We’ve come to support you,” he added. “The Chinese side is ready to express with the Russian side our common concerns and common position on important international problems at international venues as well.”
This is also a message to anyone contemplating a move against Iran.