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Russia and China are getting closer, but Moscow should worry about its new partner, Biden's China ambassador pick says

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Russia and China naval ships conduct a joint military patrol in the Pacific Ocean, October 23, 2021.
Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
Russia and China have grown closer in recent years, evidenced by a recent, first-of-its-kind naval drill near Japan.
Those deepening ties have worried US officials, some of whom have said Russia should be wary.
Both Moscow and Beijing have ample reason to maintain good ties, however, largely because of a mutual foe: the US.
Russia and China conducted another first-of-its-kind joint military exercise last week, sailing warships around Japan in the latest demonstration of strengthening ties that have worried Western officials. As those ships drilled in the Pacific, President Joe Biden's nominee for US ambassador to China told lawmakers that Russia should be wary of its new partner, but experts have said both Moscow and Beijing have ample reason to maintain friendly relations. "I think a lot of us, maybe 10, 20 years ago, would not have anticipated that China and...

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