Everyone knows that Russia supplies a lot of weapons to both the PRC and India. Until the border soldiers fight with stones, sticks, and stock up on halberds – this is not very noticeable. But in the event of a major conflict, Russian weapons can be used from both sides. At the same time, sending a batch of weapons, willingly or unwillingly, also serves as a signal of political support for one side or another.
The latest decisions on the sale of Su-30MKI, mig-29UPG fighters, and S-400 air defense systems to India, announced after the collision on the river. Galwan caused a lot of discontent in Kitnet and accusations of unfriendly Moscow. For Russia, the chief editor of the Global Times, Hu Xijin, even suffered a little.
Global times is often referred to as the CCP’s unofficial mouthpiece, vocalizing what the leadership of the country and the party has in their language, but in People’s Daily or Xinhua, it is not very convenient to voice it. If you need to call Obama a “half-blooded hybrid” during a period of deteriorating relations with the United States or post a cartoon of Kim Jong-un when North Korea is stubborn, but at the same time so that it does not remain at the level of blogging and does not go unnoticed – GT is the most suitable publication. At the same time, editor-in-chief Hu Xijin is a great professional, who in the 90s, worked as a military commander in Bosnia, and then traveled with official delegations in Europe and the former USSR. However, he is not only the editor of a rather scandalous media outlet but also has accounts on Twitter and WeChat, publishing their personal opinions on the most pressing issues.