How self-interests prevent a Russia-China alliance


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Share this Article Facebook Twitter Reddit Email You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. University University of Miami Despite increased economic, military, and diplomatic relations between Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia, certain constraints and geopolitical self-interest complicate any real alignment between the two superpowers, says China specialist June Teufel Dreyer. Over the past decade and especially since the invasion of Ukraine, China and Russia have tightened economic ties. China has become the leading importer of Russian oil, while Russia has grown increasingly dependent on Chinese technology...