This Can’t Be Good: China, Russia Expanding Military Collaboration

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 20, 2023. (Sergei Karpukhin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
  • China and Russia have been expanding their military collaboration during the Biden term, and the Ukraine War has expedited that process.
  • Yoshimasa Hayashi, foreign minister of Japan, said this past weekend that Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine had “shaken the very foundation of the international order.”
  • Hayashi feared that a confrontation similar to the Ukraine War could happen elsewhere, and the international order, which has “underpinned our peace and prosperity, could be fundamentally overturned.”