While the rhetoric of Russia-China entente remains couched in lofty words – “friends forever” (Vladimir Putin) – their strategic discourse is becoming nuanced lately.
16 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age.10.“Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute.11.“Emergency Contraception,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute.President Xi Jinping has described as a “major achievement of the Belt and Road Initiative” the 20-km Qamchiq Tunnel connecting Ferghana Valley with the rest of Uzbekistan (billed as the longest railway tunnel in Central Asia, piercing the formidable Qurana Mountains), which he inaugurated a week ago. He wrote, Lukyanov rationalized that the “pseudo-ideological confrontation” between Russia and the West created a contrived atmosphere of adversarial relationship, whereas, in reality, there was “no contradiction in ideas worth mentioning” as in the Cold War era.
After all, what is the “additionality” Moscow could have brought into the Qamchiq Tunnel? Therefore, “a balanced development in both directions (between Russia and the West) is not only normal but also completely necessary.”Lukyanov summed up: Lukyanov is taken very seriously in Beijing – and that might alone probably explain the sharp commentaries in the Global Times.They too see the dynamics of Russia-China summits as a reflection of big-power politics.