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China and Russia To Deepen Anti-Terror Cooperation

Aug. 2, 2016 (EIRNS)—Willful fools, such as the RAND Corporation, who argue that Russia would not significantly weigh in, should the United States launch a war on China, might wish to take note of today’s remarks by China’s Ambassador to Russia, Li Hui.

Ambassador Li told reporters that Vladimir Putin’s return to China for the Sept. 4-5 G20 summit in September, followed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s trip to Russia for the 21st regular meeting of Heads of Government on Nov. 7-8, are "two important political events [which] will be a further step in expanding and developing the comprehensive strategic cooperation and partnership" between their two countries, TASS reported.

Li emphasized expanding cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism, regionally and globally. Citing recent Russian-Chinese anti-terrorist drills as evidence of successful development of bilateral cooperation in this sphere, Li said that Russia and China

"intend to continue strengthening practical anti-terrorist cooperation, fight against international terrorism, defend peace and stability in the region and in the world... Russia and China have been for a long time developing close and very effective cooperation in the sphere of anti-terrorism with the help of bilateral mechanisms, as well as on multilateral platforms, such as summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS member countries."

An interview by Sputnik News with a Moscow-based military analyst today, mooting stepped-up joint Chinese-Russian collaboration on anti-ballistic missile systems ("Sino-Russo Duo: China Mulls Ramping Up Its Missile Defense With Russia"), serves to remind the cognizant that already on May 3, China and Russia made public that they were conducting joint anti-ballistic missile defense exercises, in direct response to anti-ballistic missile systems being deployed around their borders by the British-run Obama Administration.

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