29 July 2015

News Story: Putin approves Russia's new maritime strategy

According to Moscow-based Sputnik news, Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, approved the country's new maritime strategy of establishing closer partnerships with China in the Asia-Pacific region and and India in the Indian Ocean.

Shen Shishun, director of Center for South Pacific Studies at the China Institute of International Studies, told Sputnik News that he believes Beijing and Moscow would do well to cooperate with each other as both have already devoted more attention and resources to safeguard maritime rights and interests. Like Russia, China is building up the People's Liberation Army Navy to face potential challenges in the Western Pacific.

Read the full story at Want China Times