In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service, a Russian Il-76 air tanker, top, is refuelling a Russian Tu-95MS strategic bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces, during an aerial patrol over the waters of the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea on November 19. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service via AP
In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service, a Russian Il-76 air tanker, top, is refuelling a Russian Tu-95MS strategic bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces, during an aerial patrol over the waters of the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea on November 19. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service via AP

Letters | Sabre-rattling over Taiwan must give way to common ground between major powers

  • The China-Russia naval drill in the Sea of Japan was a show of force by two former empires that suffered humiliating defeats in the past
  • Japan’s Shinzo Abe’s remarks about Taiwan highlight the inflamed passions over sovereignty issues that should not be left to boil over

Topic |   China-Russia relations
In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service, a Russian Il-76 air tanker, top, is refuelling a Russian Tu-95MS strategic bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces, during an aerial patrol over the waters of the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea on November 19. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service via AP
In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service, a Russian Il-76 air tanker, top, is refuelling a Russian Tu-95MS strategic bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces, during an aerial patrol over the waters of the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea on November 19. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service via AP
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