Tag Archives: Russia

2020: Lake Baikal Region: Russian Weak Point and Menace to China

Although Russia and China announced a friendship with “no limits” some articles in the Chinese press point to China’s difficult history with Russia and urge caution. An earlier article translated here brought up Russian Empire territorial gains at Qing Dynasty … Continue reading

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Russians Chasing Supposed Chinese Spies

Some Russian commentators on some less cheerful aspects of the “relationship without limits”. Even Putin has hard nationalist critics although I would have thought after Putin took Crimea they would have given him a pass. Last year some Russian nationalists … Continue reading

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Lenin Tales Machine Translated and Comparative Communism

Below is a DeepL machine translation of a chapter from The Other Lenin a 2006 book by the comtemporary Russian writer Alexander Alexandrovitch Maysuryan on a Russian language website dedicated to Vladimir Lenin (a website that even uses the old … Continue reading

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Xi, Putin Statements on June 15, 2022 Conversation

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping seem to have publicly announced conversations about once every three months. February 4, 2022 the two leaders met during Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing. Xi Jinping Holds Talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin 2022-02-04 17:50:27 … Continue reading

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Lluís Bassets in El Pais: China is the Dangerous One

El Pais is one of Spain’s leading newspapers. El País (Spanish: [el paˈis] (listen); lit. ’The Country’) is a Spanish-language daily newspaper in Spain. El País is based in the capital city of Madrid and it is owned by the Spanish media conglomerate PRISA.[7] It is the second most circulated daily newspaper in … Continue reading

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Fmr PRC Amb to Ukraine on Russia’s Impending Defeat and International Relations

In a now-censored Gao Yusheng, former PRC Ambassador to the Ukraine, explains why Russia is losing the war in Ukraine and the effect that may have on the international order. Gao Yusheng’s article appeared on the website of Phoenix News … Continue reading

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Lin Zhibo: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and China’s Position

Professor Julian Ku of Hofstra University Law School mentioned this article on his Twitter account. A startling argument, I imagine by the same reasoning China should have surrendered to Japan when attacked in the 1930s and the Chinese people shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Weibo: We Got Hong Kong Back, Why Not Vladivostok?

Perhaps hearing about Russian Empire revanchist claims to the Ukraine and perhaps even to Belarus, Kazhakstan and other lost brothers, some Chinese are mindful of their own. Why not get Vladivostok back? I saw this posting on Weibo social media … Continue reading

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2004/2019/2022: PRC Lawyer: China Law Will Progress, Despite Everything

Taking off from a discussion of the red hot arguments and attacks erupting online in China about the Russia – Ukraine war, Chinese lawyer and former judge Lu Liangbiao 吕良彪 and Hu Ping in a 2019 春秋吕释 WeChat blog entry … Continue reading

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Sino-Soviet Nuclear War Avoided: Chinese Accounts

I have seen references to the 1969 Sino-Soviet nuclear crisis in several sources, including Henry Kissinger’s memoir White House Years. Singapore Management University Law Professor Henry Gao, while discussing the US role in preventing a Sino-Soviet nuclear war in 1969 … Continue reading

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