While Russia and China need each other on the international scene, their cooperation is far from an alliance. Yun Sun, a Senior Associate at the Stimson Center, told The Cipher Brief, “China has no intention to rebuild the kind of alliance relationship like the one they had during the Cold War. China feels victimized, exploited and suppressed in the former formal alliance. With the changed balance of power between the two, a stronger, more assertive Beijing is unlikely to pursue such a path again.”
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