Russia and China’s Special Relationship | The New Silk Road | Full Episode

Russia and China’s Special Relationship | The New Silk Road | Full Episode


Russia and China, two of the world’s largest superpowers are drawing closer together. Through joint military exercises, mega infrastructure projects, and a united front
against American protectionism. I respect China
and I respect President Xi, but they have been killing us! Amid escalating tensions between China and the US
over the trade war, Moscow and Beijing
have strengthened their relations with a strategic partnership. I’m here in Russia to examine the nature
of this geopolitical alliance and its impact for
the rest of the world. The Belt and Road initiative
linking China and Russia has spark celebration and concern. Rival powers, Russia and China. Russia with China. Russia or China. In my journey along
the road to Russia, I’ll visit China’s border cities
with Russia. This entire city is lit in gold. I’ll discover the splendours Mongolia
with its untapped ridges. -It’s like a house on wheel.
-Yes. Mysterious Uzbekistan
through its stunning cities. And I’ll explore the Kremlin
and the power it wields. This is my journey to one of
China’s key economic corridors on its Belt and Road. I’ve been traveling along one of
China’s key economic corridors, and I’ve arrived at the end of the line. In Russia. Today, Russia and China
have what they call a “strategic partnership”. There’s lots that Moscow and Beijing
work together on, but defence and trade
are at the heart of it. In exchange for
Russia’s valuable resources, China has been providing its neighbour
with advanced machinery and technology including the tools
to develop a 5G network. It has also invested billions of dollars in Belt and Road infrastructure
projects across the country. I’m about to check out two of Beijing’s latest
contributions to the country. President Vladimir Putin
has described them as being able to make him smile. These two are what the fuss
is all about. Ru Yi and Ding Ding, the latest additions to Moscow Zoo, who made their debut here
four months ago. Flown in all the way from China, they are here on a 15-year loan. One that involves a considerable
investment on the zoo’s part. Having these cute, cuddly creatures
here comes at a hefty price. The zoo has to pay China US$1 million
annually for the next 15 years. And that’s not including
the millions they have to spend to maintain this enclosure and the cost of importing bamboo. Sounds like quite a lot to bear,
just for two bears. Even then, Svetlana Akulova,
the zoo’s director, has taken quite a liking
to the furry foreigners. What are the challenges
you think you will encounter raising the pandas
here outside of China? Given all the money that you spent
to prepare for the arrival of the pandas, and the millions more that
you’ll have to spend, are you confident
that you will break even? Today, there are only 27 zoos
outside China that have pandas. China reserves the animals exclusively for countries
it deems as being “friendly”. For centuries, it’s sent pandas to sweeten
relations with its allies. But recently, Panda Diplomacy is stirring up
some unexpected controversy. Shortly before Ru Yi and Ding Ding’s
unveiling at Moscow Zoo, the arrival of pandas to another zoo
in Copenhagen, Denmark sparked an outcry. At the heart of the protests, a concern that the panda gifts would taint the
government’s position on China, especially on issues
like human rights and Tibet. More recently, the birth of twin Panda
cubs in Germany, also triggered debate regarding the country’s position
on the 2019 Hong Kong protests. In Russia, the pandas don’t quite
carry the same sort of baggage. The Russian reception
to the pandas speaks much about relations between
Russia and China in recent times. The ties are good. And good ties are good for business. In 2014, Russian and Chinese companies
pooled together over $100 million to set up the Russia-China
Business Park in Saint Petersburg. It’s 10-hectare large,
the size of 20 football fields. Chen Zhi Gang runs the place. He’s showing me
what he feels is its centrepiece. A permanent exhibition
dedicated to China’s Belt and Road. One Belt One Road wine. It only took me five seasons
to find this. Can we break this open? I think this calls for a celebration. How did your park
help Chinese businesses set up their companies
here in Russia? How does your park contribute to
China’s New Silk Road plans? Many of these important conversations
happen at Qin Shi Huang, a restaurant located
right at the centre of the park. Named after China’s first emperor, it aims to provide a regal setting
for political and business discussions. Over the past 15 years, foreign direct investment into Russia
has averaged over $5 billion annually, reaching a record high
of $40 billion in 2013. So, this huge dining hall is
where many important deals get inked. And business is thriving. I came here expecting
just another industrial park, like the ones I’d visited over
the past five years exploring the New Silk Road. But instead of offices and factories, this place is mostly exhibition halls. At its core, there’s a strong focus on promoting
cross-cultural understanding between the Russians and Chinese. After a walk through the exhibits
explaining China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Russian visitors will get
to the softer aspects of China’s global mega plan. For example, they can immerse themselves
in different Chinese art forms from calligraphy to music and martial arts. For special business guests, Yin Lai, the wife of Mr Chen, even conducts
tea appreciation courses. It’s just one of the soft power sells
the Chinese make, to promote business, friendships and
an understanding of Chinese culture. That’s a lot of work
for just two cups of tea. That‘s good. That’s good. The Chinese who work
in Saint Petersburg also experience a fun way
of learning the Russian language, through Russian opera. Very nice! Why is promoting cross-cultural
relations important for your company? The Russia-China Business Park’s efforts to promote trade and commerce
between the two countries were driven almost entirely
by the private sector. Now, the governments
of both countries are also looking to ramp up
such initiatives. And that has raised eyebrows
around the world. I‘m in the mighty Kremlin. Along with centuries-old
cathedrals and towers, this massive complex houses
the Grand Kremlin Palace. This is the official residence
of President Putin. Previously, the Kremlin was the seat of power
of the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991. The Soviet Union may be gone, but the communist ideology around here, is still very much alive. And it’s not the Russians
that are fuelling the interest. Some of the Chinese visitors are here for a very specialised
kind of sight-seeing. They’re on a Red Tour, a tour that explores the shared
communist history and ideologies between Russia and China. I visit a red tour site
on the outskirts of Moscow, that was commissioned
by President Xi Jinping. It’s a museum dedicated to the
6th Chinese Communist Party Congress, which was held in this very building
nine decades ago. Ma Xian Jun,
the museum’s deputy director tells me the story of how China’s
early communist leaders like Zhou Enlai were forced
to seek political refuge here in 1928. Following a failed revolution which claimed the lives of
5,000 of their comrades, they had a meeting in this very room
to address their mistakes. In this historic gathering, they devised a new strategy which eventually led them to defeat
China’s Nationalist government 20 years later. Why is the 6th Chinese Communist
Party Congress in 1928 such an important event
for the Chinese? Recently, there is a trend
of Red Tours where Chinese tours
visit sites to learn about the shared communist history
between China and Russia. In your view, why do these
Chinese tourists go on these tours? Today, nearly three decades
after the end of the cold war, the former communist comrades have returned to being allies
in a very different sort of war. They’ve been killing us! US$507 billion in trade deficits. Amid escalating tensions between
China and the United States over unresolved trade disputes, Presidents Xi and Putin
closed ranks in June this year to denounce what they called the “hegemonic dominance of
the international system”. Why has Russia taken China’s side
in the trade war? In recent months,
Moscow’s support for Beijing has certainly gone beyond
just rhetoric. When China was forced to look
for alternative sources of meat when its trade talks
with the US fell through, Russia was quick
to help fill in the gap. The Cherkizovo Group was one
of the first food companies in Russia to start exporting meat to China. It’s seeking to capitalise
on both the trade war, as well as the recent
swine fever outbreak in China, which greatly affected
China’s meat supply. I learn from Andrey Dalnov, Cherkizovo’s
Chief Analytical Officer, that his company has been tasked
to help Russia meet a national target
of supplying China with 48,000 tonnes of meat by 2020. It’s currently shipping
more than 3,000 tonnes of chicken to China every month. China has a population
10 times that of Russia’s. Are you confident that your company
will be able to continue to provide meat for both the domestic market, and
now this emerging market in China? Are you concerned that if
the swine flu dies down and the issues surrounding
the trade war are resolved, that Russia may potentially
lose China as a customer? Beefing up its neighbour’s
meat supply isn’t the only way Russia has been
working with its neighbour to get through the trade war. When the US and its allies
closed its doors to Huawei over allegations of espionage, Russia welcomed the company
with open arms. Just recently, the Chinese tech giant
joined forces with the Russians to develop a 5G network
in the country. Huawei was a casualty of the ongoing trade dispute
between China and the US. By welcoming Huawei to
collaborate with a Russian firm MTC, what message is Russia sending? While the Russians do not appear
to be concerned about issues surrounding artificial intelligence
and hi-tech partnerships, I wonder if their commitment
to these partnerships will be affected by
changing global political winds. If the US eventually softens
its approach on China, will this have an impact on the current collaborations
between Russia and China? The reality is China views Russia
as much more than a trading partner. Russia’s strategic location
makes it a vital bridge for China to connect both the arctic and Eurasia
with the broader New Silk Road. I’m in Tula, Russia’s armament hub. The town has a strong 300-year-old
tradition of making weapons, beginning with swords and muskets
in the 1700s. Today, it continues to produce some of
the most advanced arms in the world. Some of that is on display here
at this museum which also has some fun war games. Yes! Alright! Oh my gosh!
This feels pretty lifelike! But the town is now looking
to diversify its economy, and apply their metalwork skills
to other products. Like cars, for example. The local government is
looking to turn Tula into a hub for manufacturing. Tula has plenty of suitable labour, and the land to go along with it. This attracted Great Wall Motors, China’s largest SUV producer
to set up a car factory here, making it the biggest
Chinese investment in Russia’s manufacturing industry. And, I have to say, I’m pretty excited to be one of the first to check out this
state-of-the-art SUV plant, which consists of
some of China’s latest and most advanced
manufacturing technology. A pretty cool opportunity. These hi-tech robots are working
alongside Russian workers to assemble Great Wall Motors’
flagship product. The Haval. A mid-sized SUV. It’s currently one of the most
popular automobile brands in Russia. To meet the high demand, the company intends to produce
150,000 Haval cars by 2020 right here in this plant. I tour the factory with
Deputy Director Ivan Dushkin. It has been reported that
your current production capacity is 80,000 cars a year, but you plan to up this
to 150,000 by 2020. How do you plan on doing this? Why did your company
set up a factory in Tula and what are the benefits
of operating here? By setting up its operations here, the company has created jobs
for more than 1,000 workers, 90% of whom are Russians
from the Tula region. I’m curious to hear from the staff about what it’s like to work in China’s first overseas
vehicle manufacturing plant where entire cars
are assembled from scratch. What are the benefits
of working here? Most of the operations here
involve robots and advanced machines. Are you at all afraid that
as your company continues to upgrade its equipment, that one day you may be
at risk of losing your job? Its expansion to Russia cost Great Wall Motors
more than $500 million. But its yield is expected
to be over four times more, at $2.6 billion. It’s projects like these
that remind Russia how much it has benefitted
from Chinese investment over the past five years. In 2014, Moscow was slapped with tough
sanctions by the US and its allies, following its annexation of Crimea. At a time when countries
were closing their doors to Russia, China chose to buck the trend. It helped soften the impact of
the sanctions on Russia’s population by pumping billions of dollars
into its neighbour. America and Europe were unimpressed. In return, Russia granted the Chinese
access to its prized energy sector. The Chinese and the Russians
are now in the business of distributing power, but not in the political sense. Shipping and energy companies
from both sides are now involved
in a mega collaboration to extract and export
liquefied natural gas from Russia’s arctic region. Most of this liquefied natural gas,
or LNG comes from Russia’s Yamal Peninsula, which holds one-fifth
of the country’s natural resources. Through several state-run enterprises, China currently owns a 30% stake
in this LNG plant which is capable of producing
57 million tonnes of natural gas a year. It’s just one of several projects
China has embarked on in the arctic. In the past few years, it has
invested heavily in expeditions, research centres and ice breakers
as part of a grand strategy to develop a “Polar Silk Road”. These plans are driven
by Beijing’s desire to dominate the northern sea route, a maritime corridor which has
recently become more accessible due to climate change. Although the route flows along
Russia’s arctic coast, Moscow has encouraged
China’s ambitions. Why does Russia support China’s plans
to create an arctic silk road? The Northern Sea Route
is a disputed area. Will this affect China’s
polar silk road plans? From thwarting America’s attempts
to weaken their economies to joining forces
to dominate the arctic. Sino-Russian cooperation
is extensive and it’s an alliance that’s been
strengthened by the close friendship between both countries’ presidents. But it remains to be seen if this
personality-based diplomacy can survive the test of time. I’m in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city. It’s famous for its rivers, which are flanked by
neoclassical buildings, vestiges of a bygone era. It’s also the hometown
of Vladimir Putin. The Russian President
was all too happy to show his Chinese counterpart
Xi Jinping around when he made his eighth state visit
to Russia this year. They shared a private cruise
along this very river. They even visited
Mr Putin’s Alma Mater where the Chinese President
received an honorary doctorate. But that may not have been
the highlight of President Xi’s tour, because there was one attraction
he was especially eager to visit. This is the Aurora, a decommissioned Russian war cruiser
which is over a hundred years old. While many Russians today view the ship as just
another landmark of the city, it holds a special significance
among the Chinese. On board this ship in October 1917, the crew of the Aurora launched
a mutiny against their captain, a Tsar loyalist. After killing him
and taking over the ship, they fired a shot
from one of their cannons. This marked the beginning
of the Bolshevik revolution. Some Chinese still today celebrate this event for
bringing communism to China. What’s the significance of
Presidents Xi and Putin vising this ship? Why is this ship
so important to the Chinese? But China’s interests
in Russian military vessels is not confined to just history. In recent years, Moscow has been equipping Beijing with its most advanced weapons
and military vehicles. They also hold
regular joint military exercises, on a massive scale. The biggest of which,
was the 2018 Vostok war games held across Siberia
and Russia’s Far East. With nearly 300,000 troops as well as thousands of aircraft,
ships and tanks, it was the biggest military drill
since the Cold War. These recent developments underscore
a major geopolitical shift. The two countries which
used to regard each as other as military rivals, are extending their cooperation
beyond just economics, to defence as well. I manage to witness the closeness
between the two militaries first-hand. While traveling around
Saint Petersburg, I chance upon a Chinese missile
destroyer that had docked here. It’s been invited
to mark Russia’s Naval Day. One of the few foreign ships
to participate in the celebrations. Concerns have emerged
in the US and Europe, over a China-Russia alliance. And the potential for the two giants to form a formidable
geopolitical bloc by integrating the
Eurasian Economic Union or EAEU with the Belt and Road Initiative. The EAEU is made up of Russia,
Armenia, Belarus, along with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
in Central Asia. Both China and Russia say they are
committed to a multilateral approach, and are not pursuing
a geopolitical bloc. In the meantime, the presidents of both countries have already committed
to implementing the BRI in a new era of
Sino-Russian cooperation. They’ve met nearly 30 times
in the past 6 years. Their close friendship has been
widely regarded to be the pillar of the strategic partnership. But I wonder whether
personality-based diplomacy is a durable basis for long-term
relations between two countries who have no unifying links
such as culture. I discuss this with Gong Jia Jia, a senior executive
at the Chinese Embassy in Russia. Do you think that the two countries
will continue to remain close and in good relations even after the two presidents
are no longer in power? What is the Chinese government
doing to ensure that the bilateral relations
remain strong for the long term? Initiatives to promote cooperation
between the younger generations of Russians and Chinese,
are already in place, especially in the education sector. I visit Lomonosov University, Russia’s most prestigious college. Lomonosov’s sister institute is
the Beijing Institute of Technology, and together, they run joint campuses
in both Russia and China. The Russian campus is home to a huge Chinese exchange
student population of 2,000, one of the highest in the world. Chinese leaders like
Mao Zedong and Wen Jiabao made speeches from this very campus, which demonstrates
the high level of engagement this Russian institution has enjoyed
with China in the past. And till today, this school
remains committed to promoting strong relations
between the two countries. The schools’ joint programmes
with China are run by a former
deputy prime minister, Sergey Shakhray. How would you say that your
university is helping to promote long-term bilateral
relations with China? I conclude my journey at
Saint Petersburg’s Palace Square. It’s the site of the famous
Bolshevik Revolution which deposed the tsar, and triggered the spread
of communism to China. While the Chinese continue
to use the past to reinforce ties
with their neighbour, they’re also constantly
looking towards the future. And across my four-country journey along the Russia-China
Economic Corridor, I’ve had the opportunity to experience
the various collaborations that are helping safeguard Beijing’s
long-term interests in the region. At the end of it all, I’ve come to realise that the engagements
between Russia and China are a little different from
other collaborations I’ve observed along
the New Silk Road. It goes beyond soft power, hard infrastructure and investment. The strategic partnership
between the two countries represents a longstanding commitment
to be allies in a contested world.

100 Comments

  • YouTube deleted my comments repeatedly!

    November 10, 2019

    I like the videos that this host makes. Great videos!

    Reply
  • 鱼香肉丝

    November 10, 2019

    兄弟们给我翻译一下

    Reply
  • calvin lim

    November 10, 2019

    communism is ***cken curse to the chinese peoples. how many lives had been lost? give it back to the russian.

    Reply
  • F'ing Alex

    November 10, 2019

    2 broke ass countries, not super powers, bow down to the USA

    Reply
  • Domingo De Anda

    November 10, 2019

    Countries should create alliances and agree on that which is beneficial to both countrie.

    Reply
  • Rolf Cui

    November 10, 2019

    If America is the only one who can rule the world, why the US need to care about those small countries.

    Reply
  • TK Baha

    November 10, 2019

    xi jing ping, a 5th grader, Putin, an university graduate, any different?

    Reply
  • Phu Nguyen

    November 11, 2019

    CN take partner not side w Russia
    To shut whiny Sam, also neighborhood stick up to dominate Sam Nation first economy next military as gangsters did

    Reply
  • John Gordon

    November 11, 2019

    Partner?

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  • run wang

    November 11, 2019

    Hongkong no protest , creasing violence

    Reply
  • Michael Medroso

    November 11, 2019

    Now the two witnessess are on the move…shine africa..the beast now angry

    Reply
  • S Dog

    November 13, 2019

    who gives a shit – i'm pretty sure the only one's benefiting off the current system in the U.S. are the 1%ers. So, guess what, the average American doesn't give a rat's ass about strategic partnerships between China and Russia. Yeah Russia, Yeah China, boo orangeman……

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  • Eliza Green

    November 13, 2019

    TILL 1.8 BILLIONS CHINESE CITIZENS WILL NOT TAKE OVER SIBERIA, AND LATER WHOLE RUSSIA. RUSSIA HAS 100 MILLION POPULATION. LIKE 18 TIMES LESS…..
    HAHAHA………………
    I can insure you Putin think about that constantly…..
    In this movie already you see millions CHINESE citizens living in Russia. And no Russians in China.

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  • Miss A

    November 14, 2019

    I SHIP RUSSIA-CHINA <3 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER <3

    Reply
  • Zheng Zhang

    November 14, 2019

    Evan panda can be embroiled into human's political agenda, CNA journalism, you do a wonderful job.

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  • Kiran Kumar Tamang

    November 14, 2019

    Russian economy is not that much good as China,Russian economy is mostly depends on oil and gas and arm sales,Economically China already dominated world.So Chinese influence is growing up more and more everyday and there is no doubt China is dominating the world in every sector🤔

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  • Devesh Bhosale

    November 15, 2019

    Wherever the USA sanctioned Russia, Chinese played aloof while ripping them off !

    Reply
  • Frances Christine

    November 15, 2019

    LOL, is should have been the face of Famous Russian Opera singers @10.45 instead of Marilyn Monroe!!! What has she done!!!! Lol!!!

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  • 陈恭

    November 15, 2019

    Matthias Henning和John Smith这两网军在评论里上蹿下跳,英语还烂成狗,这种素质还可以当网军,美国纳税人的钱可真好骗啊。

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  • Scooby Skullx

    November 16, 2019

    Before attacking China over human rights abuses the west should sort out their white settlements first ! Leave and go back to Europe then China will respect their outcry !

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  • Shan Dam

    November 16, 2019

    It's written that God will have to put the brakes on the wicked attack on God's chosen people before they hurt to many.

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  • pearlgarden29

    November 16, 2019

    The real future of the world now Rely on Russia and China.USA Is Becoming obsolete.

    Reply
  • Linachris5 Jjmichael

    November 17, 2019

    RUSSAI CAN ALSO GET USA INVESTORS TO BUILD LAS VEGAS TYPÈ INVE§ŤMENTS,EG IN MOUNTAINS..ALSO MIAMI TYPE DEVELOPMENTS…WITH GERMAN TYPE ROBOTS MAKING CELLPHONES..CHEAP FOR MASSES…ELECTRICAL CARS..WIND,SOLAR..DESALINATION PLANTS..ALSO FOR THE SAUDIES..MIDDLE EAST…1000 S OF DESALINATION PLANTS NEEDED THERE….DO 613 COMMANDMENTS..LOTS OF GOOD DEEDS..LOVE KING OF JEWS..YESHUA HAS MOSSIAGH..JESUS CHRISTOS..BUT KEEP EVIL,MURDERERS,DRIG DEALERS..LIERS,DECEIVERS..EG MUSLIMS EXTREMIST BOMBING ALL KEEP THEM OUT…FREEDOM..ONLY ANSWER..LOVE U ALL..

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  • Linachris5 Jjmichael

    November 17, 2019

    New SILK ROAD IS ONLY BENEFITTING CHINA MASSIVE TRADES…IF THEY BEAR COST OF ROAD THEMSELVES..AND IN RETURN GIVE RUSSIA ROBOTS FOR 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANTS…ROBOTS AI FOR SOLAR,AI ROBOTS FOR ELECTRICAL CARS PRODUCTION…ROBOTS FOR BIG CELLPHONE PLANT..WORLD NEED BILLIONS OF CELLPHONES..ROBOTS FOR MANUFACTURING OF WIND TURBINES..DRONES..SO RUSSIA CAN START PRODUCTION ON MASSIVE SCALE LIKE CHINA..WHO IS REALLY BRILLIANT..ENGINEERS…5G SHOULD ONLY BE IN FEW BIG CITIES..NEAR STOCK EXCHANGES..RADIATION..CANCER TOO MUCH FOR MASSES…MILLIONS OF DRS..ENGINEERS..WORLDWIDE..IS SERIOUSLY WARNING…

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  • Linachris5 Jjmichael

    November 17, 2019

    Whaau that Chinese Ladys OPERA VOICE IS AMAZING..AND LADY MAKING TEA…SOOO COOL TO LOVE LEARNING ALL COUNTRIES CULTURES..CENTRES WITH BUSINESS..COOL IDEA..UNITE RUSSIA AND USA..BUSINESSMEN..AND CHINA..TOGETHER THEY CAN DO ENORMOUS THINGS..ITS ALL ABOUT LOVE..NEVER HATRED…HATRED LEADS TO WARS…AND WORLD DONT NEED THAT..LOVE FREEDOM..PEACE… NO 5G…COMPUTERS WILL RULE HUMANS IF WE ARE NOT VERY SPECIFIC TASKS FOR COMPUTERS ROBOTS..LEARN THEM TO LOVE..NEVER DO BAD THINGS..LOVE U ALL..

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  • Richard Lumley Smith

    November 17, 2019

    USA nightmare just starting -US overseas bases going to be next targets!.

    Reply
  • Kelvynn Lee

    November 18, 2019

    Russia is so beautiful!

    Reply
  • PolskaWalczaca

    November 18, 2019

    20 min. Huawei
    You welcome

    Reply
  • brownie joker

    November 18, 2019

    Naturally russia and china must bond together….

    Reply
  • Gustav Heaven

    November 18, 2019

    Russia remain big brother of China, Chinese government seeking protection of Putin, this rule would be never change since 1917 Lenin revolution.

    Reply
  • Gustav Heaven

    November 18, 2019

    anyway far far lower than American culture & influence, because, you made this propaganda by speak ENGLISH!

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  • Terry K

    November 19, 2019

    United States have BRI also. It's called Boom and Ruin Initiative.

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  • anthony SL

    November 20, 2019

    Russia will be last country to bomb China after USA

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  • anthony SL

    November 20, 2019

    Russia will not want a strong nuclear country next to Russia

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  • Coffee Drinker

    November 22, 2019

    Japan and Germany mid 1930's = China 2019 WAKE UP WORLD!

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  • Sheriff Donut

    November 22, 2019

    Stupid xi why thrust the russia bear china is what it is today because of engagement with usa and the west russia is a european country can never be close to asian

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  • Sheriff Donut

    November 22, 2019

    If putin goes china russian friendship will follow also

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  • Harvz B

    November 25, 2019

    Pretty soon Russia will be in the mouth of China.

    Reply
  • Brother Alan

    November 25, 2019

    Geographically connected to withstand big blows.Both has equally important natural resources to succumb health, cooking and electric power supplies.Hopfully more to discover or manmade artificially succeeding into health care with such vast non destroyed natural landscape.cheers

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  • Anthony Liang

    November 26, 2019

    cooperation, partnership, respect others bring prosperity to the World!

    Reply
  • Ben Franklin

    November 26, 2019

    Great series, very well done! More please!

    Reply
  • Efren Plaza

    November 26, 2019

    Russia and China special relationship? Russia will design it China will copy it without permission! LMAO! They'll never trust each other!

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  • Ark R

    November 26, 2019

    this media seems to be pro CCP

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  • kikin310

    November 30, 2019

    problem is America always had the power to make a difference in the world, and what did it do? they exploited, bullied and created resentment in other countries. Now China comes and offer prosperity and economic growth at a hidden price and lose of freedom. well now we will see the consequences of those actions, sadly lots of innocent people will suffer again as they always do while giants fight each other. dont get me wrong China is as bad as America, probably even worst, but many countries had no hope and now they see a light , for good or for bad they will choose the lesser evil they believe but in doing so they might just give everything away.

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  • Anthony Ó Súileabháin

    December 1, 2019

    Was that Stalin ?

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  • Hik Vision

    December 1, 2019

    Go Russia – China relationship ! Go partners.

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  • bademoxy

    December 1, 2019

    the only good commie is a dead one. NATO ,India ,Japan, South Korea ,Israel versus China and Russia? bring it on!

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  • bademoxy

    December 1, 2019

    looks like the Communist party really never ended in Russia. fine, China is going bust like the Soviets did, once the west stops buying their toxic junk. so much for China's economic power status.
    NATO now is over 7 million troops and if Trump can pull together Taiwan , Japan, South Korea and Australia(SEATO style), China and Russia ain't going far,militarily. funny that Putin touts missiles while the US deploys particle beam lasers.

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  • MoogleMy

    December 1, 2019

    Well Americans look at this! Trumps idiotic Haphazard presidency and stupid trade tariffs and sanctions have forged a partnership that will be benefit both the PRC and Russia. This might just turn Russia into a market economy which it's long lacking in having.
    Russia is quite capable but needs a market driven economy. They have the minerals, oil and natural resources required to do so alone with a large unused workforce.

    The USSR failed as it didnt have a market economy and spread itself way to thin. China was smart and after Mao died set the path towards a world wide economy and it started with the peasants.

    China's planning is incremental and long term if Russia follows China's lead it can be successful.
    Good interviews and presentation. Completly neutral and your questions were answered. Better than a western news agency's stupid interviews
    Look at "Bald And Bankrupt " on YouTube for his travels into rural former USSR countries and Russia. Opens ones mind and gives a good perspective into the state of those economies but more importantly you get to meet real people who are generous and more than friendly.

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  • twaters57

    December 2, 2019

    China and Russia are the only countries that stand in the way of the axis-of-evil (US, NATO, FVEY, Israel, Saudi Arabia). The axis-of-evil demonetization of China and Russia is just beginning. The axis-of-evil tried to destroy the economies of China and Russia to maintain it's world hegemony. China does not need the US consumer nor the US dollar anymore. China can make up the lost trade with the US easily by growing it's consumer economy and expanding their trade with other countries. China should decouple their economy from the US. The US will never be a reliable trade partner for China.

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  • Albert Moore

    December 2, 2019

    Yeah, Germany and Russia had a special relationship, until Operation Barbarossa.

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  • Geo economics

    December 2, 2019

    GOD Bless Russian thermonuclear weapons stockpile build more, build more, build more……

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  • michael young

    December 4, 2019

    hope the Americunts are screwed.

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  • Tenzin Tashi

    December 6, 2019

    We all are people love love Russia & china

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  • Tenzin Tashi

    December 6, 2019

    Russia & china good country in the world not a usa

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  • Bryan Sales

    December 6, 2019

    How about the persecution of Uyghurs and other religions? Organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners? Illegal incursion of PLA in neighboring Asian countries’ 200 NM EEZ? The list goes on and on. The communist party uses Chinese culture to expand their grip on the world.

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  • Corrine Tsang

    December 7, 2019

    Russia is selling China 400 billion dollars of natural gas.China is selliang Russia the high speed rail from Moscow to Kazan ans maybe the Siberian railway.

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  • dfww lin

    December 7, 2019

    its not just a bear, u idiot, its panda

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  • Mohd Hassan

    December 7, 2019

    Communist talk. Other countries as their own business but russia intrude to other countries to either invade them or to violate human rights of that country. Bullshit talk.

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  • Mohd Hassan

    December 7, 2019

    We cant understand their culture of trying to invade others quietly and cheatingly.

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  • Bo Modén

    December 7, 2019

    Creating the new power centre in the world between Russia and China !

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  • Steve Pelman

    December 8, 2019

    The contested world translates to mob leadership with a dictator on top. is this more efficient and motivating than democracies? Where do people and money choose to live?

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  • sayonara lily

    December 8, 2019

    Who write the script of this documentary? Everything is well blended to capture your interest. It is what journalism is about. The language would be at B level in APTIS test because for the listening and speaking part it is too formal and not suitable in real situation.

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  • TsyNgiau Tan

    December 8, 2019

    support Russia, say no to USA

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  • mckoy lach

    December 8, 2019

    The Russian and The Chinese joined alliance,means to counter the US

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  • mickie christensen

    December 8, 2019

    This was one of the best educationally series i have seen in years with only few biased looks, very good.

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  • Dominic Lee

    December 9, 2019

    After Suzhou, Singapore still don't learn the lesson?🤭

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  • ROBIN WILTON

    December 10, 2019

    I want Xi to lay on the ground and open his mouth wide and let me use it for a squaty potty 💩💩💨💩💩💩💨💩💩💨💩💨😆😅😂

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  • Amaya Fernando

    December 12, 2019

    THE DRAGON WILL FALL FROM THE SKY IT WILL NEVER FLY AGAIN THE BEAR WILL BRING HIS CUB BACK HOME AND VLADAMIR FAVORITE HORSE WILL BE TAKING FROM GOD .BOTH NATION WILL FALL BY GOD HANDS .

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  • Kurt Schlesinger

    December 14, 2019

    Exciting times CHINA AND RUSSIA will build space stations on moon and mars

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  • Ronnie James

    December 15, 2019

    With US on decline & mounting debts over 20 trillions, they need to disrupt world trade, causing tension within NATO & EU & all over the world especially weak nations unable to defend themselves. Daily Americans being brainwashed inside US to paint other countries as evil countries & propagandas to hide the truth where US bombed all over the world where they themselves preached on human rights as an excuses to start the many small cold war all over the world.

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  • Rafael Camilo

    December 16, 2019

    That hard worker and good understanding american people want better relationship with both, but the elitist, egotist, centrist manipulator of our policy want differently.

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  • Ryan

    December 16, 2019

    Taiwan is one of china's province!

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  • 栗田美佐夫

    December 16, 2019

    Great 👍

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  • Wyatt Earp

    December 17, 2019

    A lot of communists in this comment section.

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  • super blue

    December 18, 2019

    China and Russia will destroy and defeat their greatest threat enemy the Jow warmonger criminal hiding in US and the west.

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  • mixed Nuts

    December 18, 2019

    Do you think we need a new leading country?

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  • c0570 cm

    December 19, 2019

    一直都觉得和俄罗斯勾肩搭背是与虎谋皮,奈何,美国要搞中国,想和西方友好,人家告诉你做梦去吧。然后就只能和俄罗斯勾肩搭背了。。。

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  • 99Lapaki

    December 19, 2019

    China will burn Russia like they do all other countries.

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  • Felipe Griffith

    December 19, 2019

    Don't forget they are NK's big brothers

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  • Andrew Wong

    December 20, 2019

    Russia isn't much of a market for China because ordinary Russians are so poor. Apart from tourism, energy and infrastructure there's little in the way of OBOR!

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  • paulos2019

    December 20, 2019

    Thank you for the amazing documentary. Good luck China and Russia.

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  • hungry panda

    December 20, 2019

    This Filipino looking man does not understand China will no longer be the same even the U.S. soften its position on China. The Chinese would rather do business with the Russians.

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  • then benagcz

    December 20, 2019

    Enemy of my Enemy is my friend USA is great to make new enemies especially in Trump era.

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  • Василий Иванов

    December 21, 2019

    🇷🇺🇨🇳=🚽🦅🇺🇲🚽🚽🚽🚽🚽

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  • 卢曦

    December 21, 2019

    The world economy is going through winter, Russia and China have to stick close to get through

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  • Eric Hsia

    December 22, 2019

    Thanks, Donald Trump, you are bringing a much stronger Anti-imperialistic Union back. Now, wealthy&populated China are getting marryied with muscular&resourceful Russia. Well done, Trump!

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  • Paul Phelps

    December 23, 2019

    Congrats on this very well spoken presentation of current Russia-China relations.

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  • sompone sakdy

    December 23, 2019

    The spooky man are Xi and Putin. The spooky man are Osama bin and Saddam. American can't be governed without spookiest men.

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  • Tom Goddard

    December 24, 2019

    Russia is being duped by the CCP the same way as the west was . Russia is as money hungry as the West, likely even more so . CCP will use economic and politic subversion in the same way they have used on the west . By controlling the narrative. Their not playing on a level playing field with rules of law and doing business like the rest of the world .They will copy with copywriter infringement all of Russia's trade secrets using the allure of making big trade deals and then leveraged Russia to capitulate once Russia becomes economically dependent . If you value your self determination Russia .Tread cautiously .

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  • Wesley P

    December 25, 2019

    27:30 ahhhh.. this is very very VERY interesting. to have a chinese car plant and not have chinese workers make up 70% of the workforce. this is very unlike china. i bet they wanted to but russia is too smart and didnt go along with their stupid loan games where they give people massive loans for development, then hire 70% chinese workforce and buy all chinese raw materials for the production with the money the chinese loaned them. either that or the chinese really are playing fair with the russians and seek a true partnership with them.

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  • chris Del Monte

    December 25, 2019

    bye bye america hahaha

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  • Levine Levine

    December 25, 2019

    @1:00, the RBI between Russia and China “sparked concern” only in USA. During the post Cold War Era, the USA began to surround Russia with military bases in former Warsaw Pact nations in the West; in the South using Turkey; in the East using Japan and S Korea. USA courted Burma as an additional THAAD site but the newly elected PM accepted Obama’s gift and went home leaving the US President empty handed. USA cannot court India as India and Russia have a long term relationship. Vietnam is very distrustful of USA as USA refused to honor the full terms of the Vietnam War Treaty which included payment of billions of USD to Vietnam as part of war damages. As China’s economic might may surpass USA, US included China as part of the US military encirclement plan. USA installed THAAD in Japan and S Korea; attempted to do the same in Turkey, but Turkey’s Erdogan survived a US supported coup and the installation of THAAD in Turkey never materialized. Xi Jiping formulated the RBI as a infrastructure construction program that links China to Central Asia, Russia, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe in a bid to breakout of the grip of the US military constrictor. Both the proposed TPP and the incumbent ADB are US concoctions which will be administered by the US vassal state Japan, and whose principal mission is as an economic leverage tool for USA to achieve political objectives in Southeast Asia.

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  • Suad Dizdarevic

    December 25, 2019

    Well done, China and Russia. Keep showing good examples to the rest of the world

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  • Piotr Kraczkowski

    December 26, 2019

    US trade deficit? Stop printing Billions of Dollar and importing for it from China. China is not able to print Dollar and US imports for printed Dollars create the deficit. The USA are creating the deficit and blame China – it is typical for the US.

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  • TK Baha

    December 28, 2019

    SPECIAL RELATION: FREE MONEY, FREE LAND, FREE SLAVERY CHINAZI AND FREE WOMEN TO RUSSIAN FROM XI JING PING.

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  • Rafael Camilo

    December 28, 2019

    Some people have to watch this demonic force at loose. Russian and China have been assigned

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  • Brent Hass

    December 29, 2019

    in this group of thousands of commentors, does anyone remember America's role toward China and Russia in WW2?? We assisted the Chinese when the Japanese were killing millions of Chinese. and We helped the Russians against the Germans who were killing millions of Russians. Am I missing something?

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  • David Zhabin

    December 29, 2019

    Rise strong Russia. World needs you!

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  • Morfeus Maximus

    December 29, 2019

    God Bless Russia and China!!! From Brazil!!

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