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TENSION IN THE REGION ALSO EXTENDS TO THE EAST CHINA SEA, WHERE RUSSIA HAS SHOWN IT SIDES WITH CHINA OVER JAPAN.

IN 2012, CHINA'S ICEBREAKER, THE XUELONG, ENTERED THE SEA OF OKHOTSK WITHOUT INFORMING THE RUSSIANS IN ADVANCE.

China and Russia have a common view on a number of strategic issues in the region, and not only island disputes with Japan.
It was also a clear signal to Japan that Russia and China are allies and Japan is seen as an adversary.
In 2012, China's icebreaker, the Xuelong, entered the Sea of Okhotsk without informing the Russians in advance.

Shared interests and a common enemy can turn old adversaries into allies – and that is what’s happening in the waters of the western Pacific. Russia and China’s navies have since 2012 conducted a series of bilateral...

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