Say Hello to China’s ICBMs

Friday, January 27, 2017
By Paul Martin

Pepe Escobar
SputnikNews.com
27.01.2017

China’s alleged deployment of a DF-41 strategic ballistic missile brigade to Heilongjiang province, bordering Russia, triggered a fascinating spectacle; how to spin – or not to spin – what necessarily represents a milestone in Russia-China’s strategic partnership.

The Global Times stressed Hong Kong and Taiwan media interpreted pictures of the DF-41 were taken in Heilongjiang, admitting there was no official confirmation from Beijing while hoping the “strategic edge” would soon be confirmed.

Russian media was way more explicit, with military analyst Konstantin Sivkov stressing that the DF-41, as positioned, would not be able to target Russia’s Far East and most of Eastern Siberia; and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noting that “if the reports prove correct, the military build-up in China is not perceived as a threat to our country.”
Of course not. The Russia-China strategic partnership, which, as I argued, needs to be broken according to Trump’s shadow foreign policy adviser Henry Kissinger’s strategy, is a very serious business. If there were indeed a deployment, Russian intelligence would have been fully aware. Peskov’s response also pre-empted the notion this might represent a Chinese response to potential US-Russia negotiations over nuclear disarmament.

Still, all of the above did not prevent the Chinese Foreign Ministry to issue an attempt at a non-denial denial, describing the alleged deployment as “speculation and crude guesses”.

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