EDITORIAL: China is the New Russia

EDITORIAL

China is the New Russia

“Russia’s military bonanza is over, and China’s is just beginning.”

That was the conclusion of a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, finding that the chickens of Russia’s foolish decision to sell advanced military hardware to China have finally come home to roost:

After decades of importing and reverse-engineering Russian arms, China has reached a tipping point: It now can produce many of its own advanced weapons—including high-tech fighter jets like the Su-27—and is on the verge of building an aircraft carrier.

Ouch.

The WSJ reports that not only hasn’t China placed a major defense order with Russian contractors in more than two years, it is now well-positioned to supplant Russia as an arms supplier in every market, since the Chinese are making a better product at a significantly cheaper price.

According to the WSJ:

This epochal turnaround was palpable in the Russian pavilion at November’s Airshow China in the southern city of Zhuhai. Russia used to be the star of this show, wowing visitors with its “Russian Knights” aerobatic team, showing off fighters, helicopters and cargo planes, and sealing multibillion dollar deals on the sidelines. This year, it didn’t bring a single real aircraft—only a handful of plastic miniatures, tended by a few dozen bored sales staff.

This is abject, disastrous failure for Russia, and the blame for it lies squarely on the shoulders of Vladimir Putin.  The WSJ makes it clear:  “We didn’t pay enough attention to our intellectual property in the past,” said a Russian defense official. “Now China is even competing with us on the international market.”

That is, Vladimir Putin didn’t pay enough attention.  In fact, no attention at all.

So that now, China is the new Russia, doing everything Russia can do but much faster, cheaper and — amazingly — more respectfully of the rule of law. Foreigners are flocking to China to do business, it is the leader of its region, and the world of consumers beats a path to China’s door. Meanwhile, Russia languishes in a pathetic backwater, ceding leadership in its region to countries like Poland, and utterly unable to compete on international markets.

Just as surely, Chinese expansion and Russian contraction demographically will mean Russia losing its Siberian territories to China over the long term.  Not so very long from now, Russia — or large parts of it at least — will actually be China.

Nice work there, Mr. Putin!

32 responses to “EDITORIAL: China is the New Russia

  1. Russia (and more specifically, the Russian arms dump in thier “independent” colony of “Transdniester”) will however continue to be the main external supplier of mostly non-sophisticated weapons to the rebels and terrorists everywhere. Bout may be out of the game, but it’s unlikely it would stop them altogether.

  2. Russian racists and nationalists who like to attack and insult Muslims from the Caucasus and Central Asia are entirely oblivious the existential danger China possess. Only a few Russian analysts and experts understand this. China has the people, money, military and soon the will to take the Far East and Siberia from Russia.

    Chinese Nationalists have not forgotten the humilations and aggression China suffered from Russia. Chinese Nationalists keen to settle some old scores and regain lost territories.

    The Chinese are patient and cunning people. They will wait for the right time and strike. And that Chinese strike with be FATAL for Rossiya.

  3. As any future war between Russia and China would be nuclear, heavily populated China would be much easier target for Russians, and Chinese are not idiots to realize this. So, your paranoid scenario you’re dreaming about has probability zero, sorry to disappoint you.

    • Silly rabbit, thinks the Chinese would need “any future war” to continue colonizing and then to annex the Far East and Siberia when Russia disintegrates.

      • Dolt. The Russians aren’t making a fraction of the noise about the “Yellow Peril” as compared to you-know-whom. It’s the West that’s disintegrating. And that is most welcome indeed. Better still, its demise is actually facilitated quite a bit by the die-hard ignorance, arrogance, and bigotry of you-know-who. So keep on ranting, for all I care.

        • KlaineSchwaine,

          In case you haven’t notice, Moscow is a central asian city 8 out of 10 of moscow’s citizens are either uzbeks, kyrgyz, tadjiks – russian army is half asiatic – russia ALREADY HAS DISINTEGRATED and it will gon on for a long while until rusia reaches the status of mongolia….

          • Wow.

            Do they hide during the day? So that only the most resilient to sunlight can actually be seen?
            For wherever I look, see Russians. 9 out of 10.

            P.S. Oh, I’ve got it! Plastic surgery – such cunning!

      • OK, genazvale, tell me please how they are going to annex the Far East and Siberia and why Russia should desintegrate? Russia is not Georgia or Serbia. Annexing any part of Russia (or even territories of Russian sphere of interests), you immediately get an adequate response. Brave Georgian army already learned this running like rabbits from South Osetia. Of course China is not Georgia, but that is why Russia keeps and further develops its powerful arsenal of nuclear weapons. And Russia can anytime deport immigrant workers from Siberia and Far East as they don’t get Russian passports, only renewable residence permits. In your case, I’d rather worry that Chinese will annex parts of Canada or US.

      • Genazvale, tell me please how they are going to annex the Far East and Siberia and why Russia should desintegrate? Russia is not Georgia or Serbia. Annexing any part of Russia (or even territories of Russian sphere of interests), you immediately get an adequate response. Brave Georgian army already learned this running like rabbits from South Osetia. Of course China is not Georgia, but that is why Russia keeps and further develops its powerful arsenal of nuclear weapons. And Russia can anytime deport immigrant workers from Siberia and Far East as they don’t get Russian passports, only renewable residence permits. In your case, I’d rather worry that Chinese will annex parts of Canada or US.

        • That’s nice you don’t worry. And it will desintegrate of the obvious reasons: continued depopulation (especially Slavic and especially in Siberia and Far East as well as the Caucasus) and increasing ethnic tensions (very visible already as Putin’s toying with introducing the official apartheid), Chinese economic colonization and Caucasian separatism, breakdown of the infrastructure, lack of reforms and inventions, general degeneration and criminalization of the society and “the elite” especially. If there will be a war in Russia, it will be only a civil war. Again.

        • Looks like casasa is a typical Russian monkey…..

          • anyways, I’m not shimpanidze.

            • No but you are a maimuni or at best a шимпанзе

              Georgians at least have a culture and a long history of civilization, unlike yourself.

              Never mind casasa, you just go on being a child raping Russian pedophile, it is normal for the virus that is called “Russian culture”.

              • Ha-ha, what type of “culture” have Georgians, kle? Can you tell me the name of any really famous Georgian writer, musician, or classic singer? The culture you have is of being criminals and child molesters, “barsetochniki” and “vori v zakone”, nothing else. And BTW concerning pedophiles, lots of georgian males are them, the others are goat-f*ckers or fags. This is well known and there are many jokes about this, and you know this for sure.

                • casasrassa,

                  When Georgians were reading the Bible you russian/mongolians retards were still sitting on the trees – the Georgians adopted Christianity 700 years before you did – can you count??? Talking about russians they have in the DNA characteristics of thieves, cryminals, and dirty bastards – poetshemu whse ruskiye gryaznye i obosraneye???

            • you are onan onanovicz onanov, a beautiful russian name, I presume???

            • casassrasa,
              Of course you are not shimpanidze, you are the proud russian called Onan Onanovicz Onanov….

            • casasrasa, you are not shimpanidze you are onan onanovicz onanov, russian sh…t

    • casasa,

      In case of nuklear war between china and russia a meager 130 mils russians will ceased to exist while at least half a billion chinese will survive dear , it is a simple math….

      • Silly aaausa, you are very bad in math.

        • to monkey, casasasrasa, klaineshwaine, etc.
          In case you haven’t noticed – [you must be either drunk with the contaminated samogon or high on Afghan heroin] Chinese just keep crossing the border and retaking Syberia [chinese territory stolen by Russia 200 years ago], but in order to see it you must have some brain – for God’s sake russia proposed to Chine to lease the city of Vladivostok for 75 years and Chinese decline the offer.. can you get more pathetic than that, comarades???

        • Thanks for agreeing with me comarade casasrassa!

      • How did you reach this astonishing conclusion?
        Modeling, perhaps?
        If so, could you, perchance, share the full results with us?

  4. Who the hell gives a Steifschwanz what the Wall Street Journal has to say these days? Oh and, by the way, Merry Christmas to the beloved readership and the LR team! I have NOT forgotten you — please let me hear your sighs of relief :-) As usual, I will continue to post in many different languages. Stay tuned!

    • Manfred Klaineschwaine,

      We are so impressed by your linguistic skills – there is something missing though that is essential – the knowledge of chinese/mandarin – the language of your masters.

  5. Comme toujours, on s’amuse un peu en lisant les rubriques elles-mêmes avec lesquelles ces sots russophobes tentent de souligner leur “points”. Alors, ils nous disent ici que “La Chine est la nouvelle Russie”. Ah bon. Si c’est le cas, on croyerait que nos chers “idiots savants” ici seraient en train d’ajouter les Chinois à côté des Russes pour les mépriser ou les haïr. Pas le moins du monde.

    Donc la judicieuse question suivante: Comment se fait-il que les Chinois sont conçus pour des bons êtres humains contrairement aux Russes?

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