Vladimir Putin at the Russia-China bilateral meeting at Apec in Beijing. Some argue that a Moscow-Beijing aixs can replace the markets of the West. Maybe at some point, but not now. Photo: AFP Vladimir Putin at the Russia-China bilateral meeting at Apec in Beijing. Some argue that a Moscow-Beijing aixs can replace the markets of the West. Maybe at some point, but not now. Photo: AFP
Vladimir Putin at the Russia-China bilateral meeting at Apec in Beijing. Some argue that a Moscow-Beijing aixs can replace the markets of the West. Maybe at some point, but not now. Photo: AFP

China will lose more than it has to gain from Russia-Western rift

Peter Gordon says a breakdown of the accepted, albeit Western, financial order benefits no one

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Vladimir Putin at the Russia-China bilateral meeting at Apec in Beijing. Some argue that a Moscow-Beijing aixs can replace the markets of the West. Maybe at some point, but not now. Photo: AFP Vladimir Putin at the Russia-China bilateral meeting at Apec in Beijing. Some argue that a Moscow-Beijing aixs can replace the markets of the West. Maybe at some point, but not now. Photo: AFP
Vladimir Putin at the Russia-China bilateral meeting at Apec in Beijing. Some argue that a Moscow-Beijing aixs can replace the markets of the West. Maybe at some point, but not now. Photo: AFP
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