Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Making the Far East Spongeworthy

Is Russia seriously considering getting China to invest in making the Russian Far East more valuable?

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth. ...

"The Far East development strategy coincides with China's strategy of north-east rebirth," Wang said. "(The) Russia-Chinese partnership will definitely bring generous fruits."

No danger that Russia could get screwed with this kind of initiative, eh?

Careful, President Putin, you wouldn't want to make your Far East so valuable that it becomes a Chinese "core interest," now would you?

Of course, I'm all on board this kind of initiative.