On Tuesday, August 22, China Daily, the official state-newspaper of the Communist Party of China, reported a visit by Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo to Russia, where he met with his Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to China Daily, both sides pledged “to further promote their comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.” China Daily continued, “Lavrov said the Russia-China strategic partnership is irreversible, which not only serve the fundamental interests of both countries, but also conduce to peace and stability in the world.”
In September, the Sino-Russian “strategic partnership” was expressed at a higher level, as Chinese President Hu Jintao journeyed to Vladivostok, Russia, where he was the honored guest of President Vladimir Putin, who hosted the 2012 meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). China’s Xinhua News reported on September 7:
Hu said that he would like to have a thorough exchange of views with Putin on how to promote the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination between the two countries and on regional and international issues.
"I am also looking forward to a successful APEC meeting to be presided by President Putin," he added.
Putin said the Russia-China relations have reached a very high level thanks to personal contribution of Hu, who would be invited to be the first speaker at the APEC leaders' meeting.
The China-Russia strategic partnership has developed steadily in recent years. The two countries have further boosted strategic and political mutual trust, enhanced their trade and economic cooperation, and coordinated closely on major world and regional issues.
The Hu-Putin love-fest in Vladivostok is a follow-up to Putin’s visit to China in this past June and Hu’s visit to Russia last year. For more than a decade, The New American has been reporting on the growing partnership between Moscow and Beijing and the extensive cooperation between the two regimes on matters concerning military, technology, science, trade, education, and geo-politics.
Russia is supposedly no-longer a communist country yet it shares a “strategic partnership” that is “irreversible” with the People's Republic of China, which still remains under Communist Party rule. Despite this apparent difference in government, what sort of “stability in the world” could these two states be working towards? Surely not a “world revolution” to lead toward a “one-world communist state,” as once commonly dreamed by all Soviet dictators from Lenin to Grobachev and China's Mao Zedong. After all, the Soviet Union collapsed, “communism is dead;” or was the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union a subterfuge to advance a strategic Soviet victory?
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Photo: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the Victory Day reception in the Kremlin in Moscow, May 9, 2011. (CCCP are the Cyrillic letters for USSR or Union of Soviet Socialist Republics): AP Images