The South China Morning Post writes about this with reference to a report by the National Institute for Defense Research (NIDS) of Japan.

It is noted that this document says that the rivalry between the United States and the China-Russia bloc will grow over the next decade.

Thus, Japan is very concerned about the joint exercises of the fleet and aviation of Russia and China in the Sea of Japan and joint maneuvers around the Japanese islands at the beginning of the year.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said at the Primakov Readings forum that strengthening relations with China is in Russia's interests.

According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the main task of the alliance remains to prevent military escalation with Russia.