Staunton, March 7 – Just how sensitive the issue of Chinese business activities in the Baikal region in particular and Russia east of the Urals more generally is reflected not only in commentaries attacking the Chinese and Russians who help them but in a new petition that has garnered nearly one million signatures against any Chinese role.
As more details about Chinese activities in and around Lake Baikal have surfaced, commentaries attacking them and complaining about the Russian government’s cooperation with them have appeared (e.g., planeta.press/opinions/35826-aleksandr-kovalenko-okkupatsiya-dalnego-vostoka-kitaem/ and a discussion by the author of these lines at jamestown.org/program/russian-elite-profiteering-enables-growing-chinese-control-of-baikal-region/).
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But most indicative of Russian attitudes is the result of an effort by film and television stars in Russia to block Chinese plans to build a water bottling plant on Russia’s most famous lake. They have...
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