China is licking Russia, thinking of the best way to take a bite.
Russian political analyst Vladimir Pastukhov summed up the results of the meeting between Putin and Xi Jinping in Moscow.
- In the Kremlin they talked about this and that but on the whole about nothing.
The much-publicised meeting between Putin and Xi ended without any sensations. Xi hyped himself with help of Putin in front of his domestic audience (Russia is done...) and Putin hyped himself with help of Xi in front of his own audience (together with Xi we are a force).
The peace plan was not even mentioned. The exchange of subsoil for beads was expanded and deepened until 2030.
On this occasion Xi even confirmed China's willingness to give Putin a yoke to the Grand Duchy, out of the blue offering Putin another term before it became mainstream within Russia itself.
Of course, there is a closed part many times bigger than the open one, but one should not think that there is anything supernatural hidden in this closed part of the meeting. You can't hide a black cat in a dark room if you don't have one.
Nothing this visit added to what was already clear without it. China is licking Russia, thinking how best to bite it without choking on it, while Russia, as it should, is using the Kolobok protocol: it is sitting cozily on the lip...