Natural resources make allies of China and Russia

Why China and Russia are going to increase business relationships.

Natural resources make allies of China and Russia

For Chinese people born in the 1940s and 1950s, many of whom still remain in very powerful positions in China, heart-felt Russian folk songs and old photos of beautiful Russian girls who were pen pals stir fond memories. Mao Zedong’s campaign to ally with the former Soviet Union as a fellow communist country helped instil Russian culture into China.

Much of it was romanticised. Even today, most Chinese still have a mythical notion of what...

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