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For China and Russia, Common Interests Make for Closer Security Ties

Sep 11, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Military officials salute each other in a ceremony before Russia and China warships set out for a naval cooperation exercise.

Military officials salute each other in a send-off for a joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise in the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk.

(YURI SMITYUK\TASS via Getty Images)

Moscow and Beijing are increasing their security ties in tandem with mounting U.S. pressure. But their partnership can only go so far before the two neighboring powers’ own interests inevitably get in the way....

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