Russia, China Bury the Hatchet - but How Far? Normalization Doesn't Mean They'll Put Together a Strategic Relationship Aimed at Counterbalancing NATO
Garnett, Sherman, The Christian Science Monitor
In the past several years, Russia and China have dramatically improved their relations.
At their recently completed summit meeting in Moscow, Presidents Boris Yeltsin and Jiang Zemin capped a year of intensive bilateral diplomacy by agreeing to deepen the Sino-Russian strategic partnership, reduce military forces on their border, and stand together on key international issues. Their joint statement takes a swipe at US attempts "to monopolize" international affairs and "to expand and strengthen military blocs" like NATO.
Some observers claim that such words are further evidence that US support for NATO expansion is driving these two mega-states closer together, …
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Publication information: Article title: Russia, China Bury the Hatchet - but How Far? Normalization Doesn't Mean They'll Put Together a Strategic Relationship Aimed at Counterbalancing NATO. Contributors: Garnett, Sherman - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 7, 1997. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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