China-Russia ties: ‘no plans for military alliance’ to take on US

China has no plans to forge a military alliance with Russia, the defence ministry said on Monday, responding to speculation that Beijing and Moscow could develop a united front against Nato.“China-Russia military relations are … an important supporting force in strategic cooperation between the two countries,” the ministry said.“The two sides adhere to the principle of non-alignment, non-confrontation and non-targeting of third countries, which differs completely from the military alliance…