Russian PM sees China a reliable partner, not a threat

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  1. SHASH2K2

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    MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday said that he saw China as a "reliable partner", not a threat to Russia.

    In an interview with local TV channels, Putin said that Moscow sees the "readiness of the Chinese people and the Chinese leadership to build friendly, neighborly relations" with Russia.

    He said that Russia "has no plans to compete with China" for global leadership.

    At Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's invitation, Putin arrived in Beijing on Oct. 11 for a two-day official visit to China. During his visit, Putin held talks with Chinese top leaders on the further development of the strategic relations of cooperation and partnership between Russia and China.


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    Putin will definitely take more hawkish stand against USA but teaming up with china will not be a good Idea.Russia will be biggest victim of chinese aggression.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Russia requires China to keep the US busy while it rearms to be the real challenge!

    Russian only look dumb and lumbering dolts, but in actuality, they are not so!
     
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    Its diplomatic posturing. And guess what Putin has 12yrs to play his cute plan on global scale so there is no hurry.
     
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    Russians dont have anything other than oil and gas . with USA starting the drilling in Alaska their economy wont surge ahead. I dont see any miracle happening on Economy front and unless that happens Russia will never be able to rise again militarily.
     
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    Russians have minerals more than oil and gas!

    Check it out.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Only stumbling block is there population or lack of it.
     
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    Sir I know that but as of now their economy is based on petroleum expor. It goes up and down with with petroleum price. Russians need to buckle up and start working towards their economy. If they fail they will be either exporting raw materials to Chinese or will be flooded by chinese migrants. If I am right then some border areas are already under ethnic unrest due to chinese immigrants. China is zooming ahead but Russia is still trying to get its act together.
     
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    I tend to say Putin also want to meet the next generation leaders -- Mr Xi Jin-Ping & Lee Ko-Chiang (again, Xi just paid a visit this January, Lee last year, not sure). Hu & Wen got only less than 2 years to leave their positions
     
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    No doubt Russian leadership is not dumb, but there's also no doubt that Russian time of glory is way behind it. It's just a spoiler now.
     
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    "Russians dont have anything other than oil and gas . "
    That is enough.
    And don't forget they also have A-BOMB.
     
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    China and Russia have settled all our borders. We should keep peace and be friends, that will be helpful for both of us.
    My hometown is besides Russia. There used to be a whole group army in our province, but now there are only one division. I think it will be the same for Russia side.
     
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    Russia still has enormous potential for growth. It has roughly the same population Japan does, but less than half its annual GDP. I'm sure it is only a member of the BRIC countries because of all the pretty girls there... You guys are turning on Russia because it has good relations with China? Wow.

    China needs huge energy sources, Russia has HUGE energy resources. Simple. Russia benefits more from China economically than it ever has India, thus it is in their interest to continue close ties. And as someone else has already said, we've settled all our border disputes, so "S'all good"! with us.
     
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    Being the largest client of Russian weapons, you have the nerve to say Russia has nothing but oil and gas.
     
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    What are they going to do with the A-Bomb, chop and sell as super alternative fuels?
     
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    first, russia cant compete with china, it still relies on arms and natural resource exports to boost its economy with no other good high value service or manufacturing industry.
    second, India's rise as a potential competitor in the world arena where russia and other big player plays wipes out the indo-russ partnership which is based on the big guy helping( buying) small guy philosophy. so they need to look for new such partners in south asia. pak and bd are good bid.
    third, India showed its impotency in taming its neighbor and failed to make them good pets err partners. so no use of such useless teethless lion.
    fourth, Indian tilt toward usa and itself finding difficult to take on usa and china at a time and not to forget frustrated CIS and nato forces.
    fifth, India making ibsa as stage to shout out and not russian backed individual diplomatic gossip.

    all the above factors compel russia to think beyond India in sub-continent and they are going to pak and bd along with making good ties with china because of their own weakness.
     
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    Russian economy is dependent on natural resources and defence equipments. Their population is declining and their country is not dependent on consumption, manufacturing, technology. Russia will remain one of the most powerful country due to their vast country and defence capability but Old glory is over long time back and it won't be possible again. Their economy is stable now around 1.5 trillion $ but highly unlikely that it will rise rapidly upward in next many years to come as their growth is limited. It is highly unlikely that they will become competitor of U.S. again in next few decades.
     

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