Andrew Salmon, Asia Times: Beijing, Moscow upgrade security ties
With a new missile-defense system, the two states grow bilateral unity against assertive US and its allies.
In the latest sign of Beijing’s and Moscow’s expanding strategic partnership, Russia is assisting China in creating a highly sophisticated missile-defense early warning system.
It follows arms sales of Russia’s most high-tech military kit to China, and comes against a backdrop of expanding cooperation between the militaries of the two states, which are forging a new unity due to their respective animosities with the United States and its allies in Europe and East Asia.
The information about the missile-defense system became public knowledge when Russian President Vladimir Putin teased it to the Valdai Club, a conference of foreign-policy experts that convened in the Black Sea resort of Sochi last week.
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WNU Editor: Russia assisting China in creating a highly sophisticated missile-defense early warning system was a heads-up to me that Russia is selling more than just high-tech weaponry to China. They are selling everything to China with the exception of their nuclear weapons secrets.