One assessment should be clear for Europe: the larger strategic challenge for Europe still lies in a rising China (Photo:

What a no-limits China-Russia friendship means for Europe

On the opening day of the 2022 Winter Olympics, China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin declared a "friendship between the two states with no limits, no 'forbidden' areas of cooperation," promising to stand alongside each other on conflicts over Ukraine and Taiwan and to collaborate more against the West.

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