Possibility of Improved US-Russia Relations Worries China
2017-01-19 14:23:36

President-elect Donald Trump has said that he hopes relations with Russia will improve after he takes office.(1)
总统当选人唐纳德 · 特朗普说,他希望与俄罗斯的关系将会提高他上任后。

This has caused a debate in the United States after U.S. intelligence services accused Russia of interfering in the presidential election.(2)

However, the idea of improved ties between Russia and the U.S. worries some Chinese officials.(3)

They believe that increased cooperation between the two powers will harm their country’s interests and weaken its relationship with Russia.(4)

Comments by influential Chinese research groups and stories in state media show the level of concern.(5)

Chinese media have been noting that China has strong ties with Russia.(6)

At the same time, reports in state-controlled media say there is little chance the U.S. and Russia will develop close relations.(7)

The Chinese reports say that the U.S. and Russia may be able to reach agreement on some issues.(8)

They might cooperate on ending the civil war in Syria or working together to fight the Islamic State terrorist group for example.(9)

But the reports say deciding how to divide power after the conflict ends will not be easy.(10)

Chinese officials reportedly worry that a stronger relationship between the U.S. and Russia would harm China’s influence in the Asia-Pacific area and the world.(11)

Because of its action in Ukraine, Russia has faced international sanctions, limiting its trade with other countries.(12)

Stephen Blank is an expert on Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council.(13)
斯蒂芬 · 空白是俄罗斯在美国外交政策理事会专家。

He says many experts in China believe that closer relations between the U.S. and Russia will weaken relations between China and Russia.(14)

He says “there is a lot of anxiety in Beijing that Russians who have all along taken an anti-U.S. stance may start to think differently.”(15)

He notes that, until now, “the China-Russia relationship has been based in a large measure on their rejection of U.S. interests in the global order.(16)

This would be affected if there is improvement in (the) U.S.-Russia relationship.”(17)
这将会影响是否 () 美俄关系的改善。

Chinese opinion writers have, in the past, written about the importance of China and Russia to the international community.(18)

At the same time, they have openly voiced concerns about some of Russia’s actions.(19)

I’m Marsha James.(20)
我是玛莎 · 詹姆斯。

All Articles fetched from Voice of America RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and copyrighted by voanews.com