Как же любят размышлять американские журналисты на тему «Китай и Россия». После распада СССР и смены политики КНР, вроде бы успокоились, да нет, опять им неймётся.
© Financial Times
During the cold war, it was natural to lump Russia and China together. Now the two countries are once again occupying similar ideological terrain. They no longer espouse communism. But both Russia and China have nonetheless separately arrived at very similar political doctrines. At home, the formula is authoritarianism, combined with rapid economic growth and nationalism. Internationally, both see their rising economic power as the basis for righting past humiliations. They preach a doctrine of absolute respect for national sovereignty.