CHINA/RUSSIA - Joint Military Drills Conducted

Arno Froese

Chinese and Russian troops have engaged in joint exercises in northwestern China in a sign of growing military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid shared concerns over the instability in Afghanistan. 

Xinjiang shares a narrow frontier with Afghanistan, and Beijing is concerned about violence spilling over its border if the Taliban take control in Afghanistan following the pullout of U.S. troops.

While stopping short of creating a formal alliance, Russia and China have increasingly coordinated their military and foreign policies to oppose what they describe as the perceived U.S. global domination.

The exercise aims to “deepen the joint anti-terrorism operations between the Chinese and Russian militaries and demonstrate the firm determination and strength of the two countries to jointly safeguard international and regional security and stability,” Xinhua said, citing Chinese and Russian officials.

Russia has backed China in its claims in the South China Sea, over which Beijing clashed with common rival the U.S. at a high-level U.N. Security Council meeting on maritime security., 10 August 2021

Arno's Commentary

As the United States has painfully experienced, military strength is no longer decisive. That has been proven true in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran, and other places. In opposition to that realization, a growing partnership between China and Russia is creating a military power bloc, which virtually eliminates any threat from the West. 

How will this end? In a realization of the early America sentiment, “All men are created equal.” Thus, equality must be achieved at any price. That will be true militarily, economically, politically, and ultimately, religiously. This global union will and must be established, for the Bible says, “All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him.” That is the image of the beast. 

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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