The Ministry of National Defense announced on December 15 that the Ministers of National Defense of China and Russia recently signed the “Extension of the Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Russian Federation on Mutual Notification of the Launch of Ballistic Missiles and Space Launch Vehicles.” The two parties confirmed that the Agreement was extended for 10 years.
The signing of the protocol marked the consolidation and promotion of the level of strategic mutual trust between China and Russia, reaching a new height. For China and Russia, it means that both sides have a relatively stable rear, which is often referred to as the “back-to-back” strategy of China and Russia. For the whole world, it provides a strategic security guarantee for the increasingly turbulent international community.
Although the United Nations has five permanent members, the overall national strength and development potential of the United Kingdom and France cannot be compared with the three major powers of China, the United States and Russia. Strictly speaking, there are three major powers in the world today: the United States, China and Russia. Since the end of the Second World War in 1945, the global geopolitical game has mainly been between the three major powers of China, the United States and Russia.
Russia’s predecessor, the Soviet Union, was a superpower capable of competing with the United States. After the end of World War II, the Cold War triggered by the US-Soviet hegemony has been the main line of global development for a long time. However, the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 caused Russia’s national power to plummet and lost its ability to check and balance the United States. The United States took the opportunity to promote unilateralism. , Constantly squeezing Russia’s living space, trying to dismember Russia through comprehensive containment methods.
After decades of hard work, China has risen rapidly in terms of comprehensive national strength and has become the only international force that can compete with the United States. Because they are both squeezed by the United States, it is a natural political action for China and Russia to “group together for warmth”. From Yeltsin to Putin, Sino-Russian relations have continued to strengthen over time, and mutual notification of ballistic missile and carrier rocket launch missions is an important part of Sino-Russian strategic mutual trust.
At present, the most powerful weapon of mankind is the nuclear bomb. Under the current technical conditions, the intercontinental strategic missile is the main tool for all countries to carry nuclear warheads. Since the beginning of the Cold War, only the three major countries of China, the United States and Russia have built huge and complete strategic missile early warning systems. Any major country launching missiles or rockets will be discovered by other major countries at the first time, which will trigger tensions between countries and may even lead to Misfire.
Due to technical constraints, it is difficult to determine the purpose of a ballistic missile after it is launched, and even a conventional launch vehicle that is launched normally can be mistaken for a ballistic missile. In order to reduce strategic misjudgments, friendly countries often take the initiative to report the launch situation before launching strategic missiles or carrier rockets, thereby reducing the risk of strategic misjudgments.
The signing and extension of the missile and rocket launch notification agreement between China and Russia means that China and Russia will not regard each other as a defensive direction, which can greatly reduce the pressure on the two countries strategically. The two large countries of China and Russia currently occupy about half of the land area of the entire Eurasian continent, and there are thousands of kilometers of border between China and Russia. The mutual trust between China and Russia means that the two countries can greatly reduce the deployment of troops along the border and mobilize troops where they are most needed.
Due to NATO’s continued persecution, Russia has concentrated most of its army’s main forces in the western region. However, due to the pressure of the U.S.-Japan alliance and the peninsula area where there is a serious military confrontation, Russia has concentrated most of its military forces in the region. East area. Russia is responsible for the defense of the west and China is responsible for the defense of the east. The two countries are fully equipped to compete with the United States.
Although China and Russia are also world powers, neither has the strength to stand alone against the United States. Russia has inherited about 70% of the “legacy” of the Soviet Union, especially the Soviet Union’s huge nuclear arsenal. It is still the only nuclear country that can compete with the United States. However, due to the continued economic recession of Russia, it is difficult to maintain a nuclear balance.
China is currently the fastest rising economy. Although military expenditure has reached the second largest in the world, due to long-term “absence of classes”, the current large-scale development of military forces is still “make up lessons”, and it will take a long time to achieve substantial improvement. time.
When the two countries are unable to confront the United States alone, only by relying on each other’s advantages to develop themselves can they effectively resist the containment and containment of the United States and protect their personal interests to the utmost extent.
The extension of the agreement between China and Russia to notify each other of ballistic missile and rocket launches means that the mutual trust between China and Russia has reached a higher level.
Meanwhile, China and Russia to reach a deeper and more extensive mutual trust and better able to protect their core interests, China and Russia but also back to back not only conforms to the fundamental interests of both countries, but also an important way to safeguard world peace.
Peace does not come from good will, but a balance of power. In today’s world, only China and Russia have the ability to stop the abuse of force by the United States and maintain world peace from the front.