The joint Russia-China naval exercises in the Indian Ocean region could portend a shifting geopolitical dynamic there. Illustration: SCMP
The joint Russia-China naval exercises in the Indian Ocean region could portend a shifting geopolitical dynamic there. Illustration: SCMP
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Are China and Russia teaming up on the US in the Indian Ocean?

  • Naval exercises and other moves by the two countries in the region suggest they are teaming up to counter the US, India and others
  • But some analysts view the partnership as merely ‘symbolic’, with Beijing and Moscow trying to extend their individual spheres of influence

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The joint Russia-China naval exercises in the Indian Ocean region could portend a shifting geopolitical dynamic there. Illustration: SCMP
The joint Russia-China naval exercises in the Indian Ocean region could portend a shifting geopolitical dynamic there. Illustration: SCMP
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