China and Russia Coming Closer To Create A New World OrderThe emergence of China has prompted the U.S. to shift its focus to Asia Pacific under its “Asia Pivot” strategy. But unfazed China continues to expand its geopolitical influence and military power, challenging the United States’ position as the world’s superpower. Meanwhile, economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies have prompted Russia to move closer to Asian countries to alleviate the impact of sanctions.Earlier this month when Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi visited Russia, he received a warm welcome. President Vladimir Putin said Sino-Russian ties were at their “historic best.” China has openly supported Russia against the Western powers in Ukraine crisis. Beijing also asked the West to “abandon the zero-sum mentality” with Moscow.The two countries have been in a honeymoon since last year, says Want China Times. Last year, the two countries signed a landmark 30-year-long gas deal valued at $400 billion. They also conducted a joint military exercise in the East China Sea the same year. However, there are a number of differences between the two countries. MORE