Melting Arctic – Russians and Australians fear China

Csaba Káncz is a candidate for the All-Hungarian opposition primaries. The author is not a member of our editorial board, he is posting on our pages as an outsider.

The Russian-Chinese axis is getting stronger by the day, as the new US government often uses unacceptable aggressive language in diplomacy against the two nuclear powers. Western sanctions also bring the two countries closer: In the first four months of Year A. Bilateral trade It grew 19.8 percent year-on-year to $ 40,207 billion.

In the editorial of the Chinese Communist Party spokeswoman Nails downSince the two countries have just begun to approach each other militarily, cooperation in this area could represent a serious setback. Strategic cooperation can deepen further to the level where the two countries become “true allies in the confrontation against American hegemony.”

Tension over the strategic issue

But beneath the surface, fears emerged from the Russian side that China might soon expel them in a strategic area. Here in the melting arctic North Sea Road (NSR) has become a neurological problem. The volume of cargo shipped via NSR was only 9.7 million tons 4 years ago, but Putin By presidential decree It aims to increase this volume to 80 million tons by 2024. Moscow accounts for 40 percent of the 9 million square kilometers of melting of the Arctic. stimulate It considers itself a “strategic resource base”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin – the sea route is a strategic interest. (Illustration. Environmental Protection Agency)

Russian concerns are fueled by Moscow’s lack of money to build infrastructure along the NSR and purchase the service ships needed to run the route. Vladimir Volgayev is a military expert these days explainedTwo worrying developments have occurred in recent months.

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