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Does China’s Friendship With Russia Really Have ‘No Limits’? | OilPrice.com

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As this article shared in the link states , China is in a precarious ( careful ) position to remain neutral during Russian and pro-west Ukraine ( that is supported by European nations and USA economically and military-wise). Despite the fact that China looks towards a multipolar world coordinating with Russia , China has among one of its best interest to please its the European Union and USA who remain a huge market for Chinese exported goods and services worldwide in comparison to the Russian market .

Although China can still import oil and gas in a legal way making a way around western economic sanctions against the Russian Putin regime , China still has to coordinate with the European Union and USA as they have are very large importers or customers buying Chinese goods . China can not exceed certain limits concerning its political and economic ties with Russia .The west is proposing to get energy supply to substitute Russian fossil fuels with alternatives be it fossil fuels , green hydrogen , renewables, biofuels or whatever they can .In that manner , China is doing what it can to stay neutral and have a healthy balance its stance between its relation with The western world versus Russia …The western world has great economic power and technological innovations that are influential and large with all respect and love to all countries and nations , both developed and developing ones .

Note : I am from Lebanon and I know that Russia has great economic , technological and military power but generally speaking Russia is still a rising power that has less economic , technological and financial power than the Western liberal world with all its allies in relative comparisons. Many Russian scientists do leave Russia ( that has an autocratic regime ) to other countries where they are paid much more in other European nations , Australia and North America enjoying more liberties there .

Ukrainian – Russian affairs 2014

Historically and geographically, Ukraine is located and influenced by both Europe in the western border and Russia in the eastern border. After the collapse of the Soviet Union (mostly dominated by Russia), Ukraine became an independent state which turned afterwards to be a crossroad or an overlapping sphere between the European Union and the Russian federation. The enlargement of the European Union and NATO to include new countries in Eastern Europe like Poland , Estonia, Czech republic, Romania and others that were previously under the rule or influence of Soviet Union was another slap to the Russian Federation. Russia responded by an attempt to regain its power and influence especially in Eastern Europe where it had former allies close to her border. Is this the start of another cold war again between Russia and Western World?

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