China-Russia Alliance, No Treaty but Necessity

Chinese and Russian naval vessels participate in the Joint Sea-2014 naval drill outside Shanghai on the East China Sea, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

Chinese and Russian naval vessels participate in the Joint Sea-2014 naval drill outside Shanghai on the East China Sea, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

Unlike US alliance with Japan, Australia or the Philippines, there is no treaty of alliance between China and Russia, but the alliance is much stronger that US alliance with its allies.


US has treaty obligations to fight for Japan, Australia and the Philippines but not willingly unless its interests are being hurt; therefore, it does not send its navy to help the Philippines counter Chinese navy in the Scarborough standoff. It just uses the excuse of taking no side in the disputes.

However, the most sad things for the US are that if the US fights a war with either China or Russia, its ally Japan, Australia and the Philippines will provide it with no substantial help as they are neither willing nor able to do so.

China and Russia, however, have no treaty obligations to help each other in a war between the US and either of them, but they will do their best to help each other even join each other to fight the US. If they join force, it is hard for the US to defeat them.

They will do that out of necessity as the US is now doing its best to contain both of them so that they have alliance with each other to resist US containment. If one of them has been subdued by the US, the other will be isolated and easily subdued by the US.

An alliance out of necessity is much stronger than a treaty alliance!

Article by Chan Kai Yee


4 Comments on “China-Russia Alliance, No Treaty but Necessity”

  1. Joseph says:

    The American has a bunch of treaties with many parties they never not intend to honor. They would mention the ‘treaties’ when they were convenient to them, and ignored them, even denied them when they became burdens. In the past the US made a pact with SE Asia nations called SEATO to circumvent ASEAN because ASEAN did not serve American interest. But SEATO only served US military campaign in Vietnam, serving US military needs practically free of charge. This SEATO arrangement had turned a secular country Thailand to be a sex paradise destination for US military personnels as prostitutes were considered a military necessity for US military. When ASEAN became more accommodating to the American, SEATO went defunct. I am not surprised if the American will try to revive SEATO as the ASEAN becomes uncooperative to the American once more.
    The American made separate treaty with Indonesia along with Australia and UK to invade Timor Leste as part of attempt to prevent the spread of Communism to the Greater Pacific. The treaty would require Indonesian troops for the invasion as the US army was still traumatized by Vietnam War. When it was clear that the effort became unpopular botched treaty, the American along with Australia and UK ditched the treaty quietly, leaving Indonesia to take the blame. Ironic that years later the American and Australian would come back to become ‘savior’ for Timor Leste only to exploit it blatantly.
    The American even made treaties with bandits and rebels, such as Al Qaeda, Nicaraguan Contra, Syrian rebels and ISIS. Treaties that they did not intend to fulfill when it became unprofitable. This was how the American got entangled with international bandits such as Al Qaeda and ISIS in the first place.


  2. Anonymous says:

    True – Out of Necessity or taking care of each other’s back build’s a strong neighbourhood watch. Russia and China in a viable position with shared boundary. Easy access by air and railway. Both countries now has shared logistical support in military doctrine including development of assets, military drills involving naval, airforce and ground deployment. Probably sharpening confrontational skills against an imaginary enemy.


  3. Simon says:

    A treaty is just a piece of paper. America’s relationship with its allies is a master and slave one not one of equal partnership. China and Russia are united as a counterweight to a common foe.