Children transport spring water to their village outside Khabarovsk, Russia. A 100 billion yuan investment fund is the latest in a string of efforts to strengthen ties along the border of China and Russia. Photo: AFP

Chinese in the Russian Far East: a geopolitical time bomb?

Joint investment between Moscow and Beijing may be a win-win on paper but, as experience in the Russian Far East shows, it can also fuel resentment regarding China’s presence

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Children transport spring water to their village outside Khabarovsk, Russia. A 100 billion yuan investment fund is the latest in a string of efforts to strengthen ties along the border of China and Russia. Photo: AFP
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