Alliances in the Asia-Pacific are taking shape, and it looks like a new Cold War might be upon us
The Chinese and Russian navies will conduct joint exercises in April and May, China's defence ministry announced in a regular press briefing on 29 March.
Military spokesman Yang Yujun did not specify the size of the exercises, which are to be held in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea.
My article, published on Friday in Jane's Defence Weekly, continues here (subscription required). My article on the same subject in the Taipei Times today can be accessed here.