“The reality is that Russian and Chinese relations are the best they have been in modern history…“– Paul Ebeling
As all eyes were on Mr. Biden and Russian President Putin as they squared off at the short Geneva summit, an absent giant loomed over proceedings: Chinese President Jinping.
The United States separately is trying to temper Russian aggression and rein in Chinese ambition, the 2 US adversaries have been increasingly working together, publicly sharing their joint goals in a spectrum that stretches from diplomacy to space. And foreign relations experts expected Mr. Biden try to counter Moscow’s growing ties to Beijing during the Geneva, that notion was still born. And then there is Iran…
During the meet, Russian ships conducted the largest military exercises since the Cold War off the coast of Hawaii, sending the US Air Force scrambling hours before Mr. Biden met with Russian President Putin Wednesday.
The exercises, conducted by the Russian navy in the Pacific Ocean 300 miles west of Hawaii, include long-range bombers, surface ships and anti-submarine aircraft.
Leading up to the meeting China made its military power known over Taiwan, a US ally at continuing odds with Mainland China.
Moscow continues to flex its military muscle in Ukraine and in the Black Sea warning to the US to back off, which caused Mr. Biden to turn 2 US warships around in April that were headed there.
And NATO, Xi said last wk that small groups do not rule the world.
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