Russia’s massive military exercise with China aimed at Pacific leverageIsos wrote:Chinese are supposed to take part to only one part of the exercices.
This is also to show that they stand together & that it will be futile to drive a wedge between them anytime soon.There are those who believe Vostok 2018 was designed against China as the operational threat, and that China’s participation was an afterthought. Instead, 3,200 elite Chinese soldiers will deploy to the Tsugol Training range in the Trans-Baikal region of Russia, part of Russia’s Eastern Military District close to the Chinese border.
Mongolia is now similar to Romania inside the old Warsaw Pact: she was allowed more independent foreign policy but could be invaded at any time. They better not abuse this privilege!