Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: XinhuaWorkers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua
Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua
Danil Bochkov
Opinion

Opinion

Danil Bochkov

Energy deals in South China Sea are off limits if Russia wants strong China ties

  • China-Russia relations have benefited from having a common rival in the US and shared positions on many global issues. However, Russia’s interest in oil exploration in the South China Sea is a potential flash point

Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: XinhuaWorkers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua
Workers balance on a Chinese offshore oil platform in the South China Sea on July 27. The South China Sea is one of China’s red lines. Photo: Xinhua
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