China-Russia Alliance, No Treaty but NecessityPosted: July 30, 2016
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