A missile-attack warning system that Moscow is helping Beijing put together will drastically increase China’s defense capabilities, President Vladimir Putin said, noting that only Russia and the US currently have such technology.
"I don’t think I’ll open a huge secret here. It’ll become clear anyway. We’re now helping our Chinese partners to create a missile-attack warning system,” Putin told the high-profile guests of the 16th meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club at the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Thursday.
The President reminded attendees that Russia and the US are the only two countries in the world currently armed with such systems.
It’s a very serious thing that will drastically increase the defensive capabilities of China.
The missile attack warning system combines ground-based radars and satellite arrays in Earth’s orbit, which detect the launch of ballistic missiles and calculate their trajectory. The data is then transmitted to a command center where a decision on how to repel the attack and respond to it can be made.
The Russian leader also said that containing China is “impossible by definition,” allegedly referring to Washington’s trade war against Beijing, American patrol missions in the South China Sea and other similar moves by the US.
Those making such “damaging” attempts will only be “harming and delivering damage to themselves,” Putin warned.
This is the West`s and particularly the US and UK`s worst nightmare - 2 huge heavyweights in the world in military, trade, oil/gas sustainability getting together and cementing longer lasting ties, will soon be, if you take on one, you take on them both, can only be good for world peace,
well done Putin, ..The West plays poker, the Russians and Chinese play Chess...
good comment , just to the point ! and on good news!
Yes, good news, and puts a complete stop to the bully. If the main leaders of the west were worth only half of Mr Putin's shadow, the world would be a better place.
Putin deserves the Noble prize for peace anno 2019 for this.
Only FAKE people get that award. PUTIN is most definately not fake. They can take their award and shove it where the sun don't shine.
I have got to say mr putin does not speak very much but every word makes sense and has authority
Yes I fully agree, truly the hallmark of a great leader and there are not many left these days.
Brains and ethics in the same package. Putin is the defacto world leader.
In Canada we just stick our heads in the ground and hand our back-ends to the Americans
Yep and be humped by the zio- elites ..
Be careful, on Ukraine someone forgot that floor is concrete...
Thank you Russia, this should be build in every countries.
OLALA this is gonna be a reason for more sanctions:=)) bad bad Russians(=: & Bannon( Breithbart) is for sure not happy with this news nice to see some solidarity and cooperation between the two great nations on this planet that really is showing the world what is leadership and recipe for healthy positive and geo stategic prosperity for all inhabitants of such huge countries
This is a test-run on how interesting the Multi - polar -World could be. Unipolar is fast fading away.
Russia must also help Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba and India on the same matter.
no its the exact opposite Its making a trinity of russia china and US against the EU India and Middle East.Sublty of course so they wil lfall ionto line and comoly with the US because its buddies are rusia and china .Peace comes at a price of freedom
If china-russia mutual cooperation could continue in this manner,they would be unstoppable.
They already are unstoppable, the Zion imperialists just cannot accept it !
Agree, but hopefully they will not be driven by this power to be evil also. Money and power can change countries or people.
Yeah, money corrupt people. But they have one thing in common. To abolish the unipolar system .
I'll bet the US will be absolutely thrilled!...
They did they crucial mistake, when started to treat Russia like dirt. Now it is a payback coming like a train from tunnel.
Their arrogance and might of the US, and "the west", lead them to believe that they were invincible!... That may have been true in the past, but not any more!... Russia is no longer on it's knees!... The timely rise and strengh of both Russia and China, will see to it that the world's future will not be decided solely by the US, and "the west"!... Mutual and honest respect and equality could give us all peace, if only everyone would see it!...
I sense more sanctions on their way...
China has developed its own space station open to all and parked a rover on the other side of the moon using homegrown technologies thanks to US sanctions.
US already given Russia tons of sanctions, one or two more doesn't make any difference.
The yanks have sanctioned the world, so far its back firing,
Our planet is now divided between an American Empire and a developing Alliance of Russia, China, Iran. The American Empire , using immense military/economic power and a rhetoric of Democracy/Human Rights, favors a minority Corporatocracy/ Plutocracy. Alternately, China and its allies seek to build, through win-win nation-state cooperative integration, a Confucian/Marxist-based self-renewing value-system, structuring improved visible and measurable living-standards, for all Humanity. The two systems are incompatible. The gulf between them widens by the day.
我们的星球现在分裂为一个美利坚帝国和一个发展中的俄罗斯、中国和伊朗联盟。美利坚帝国利用巨大的军事、经济实力和民主人权的花言巧语，支持少数财阀统治。另一方面，中国及其盟友寻求通过双赢的民族国家合作一体化，为全人类建立一个以儒家思想 / 马克思主义为基础的自我更新的价值体系，构建改善了可见的和可衡量的生活标准。这两个系统是不兼容的，他们之间的鸿沟将日益扩大。
Right, you forgot to mention US violations over latin americ, central, middle east and asia in the last decades. I don't see any of thise violations from the Russians or the Chinese or any other country! How many regimes/ countries invaded by US? And how many by Rus/ Chinese? See the gap? You also forgotten to mention all of the international rules violated by US and still does to this very day!
对，你忘了提美国过去几十年在拉丁美洲、中东和亚洲的非法行为。我没有看到任何来自俄罗斯、中国或任何其他国家的非法行为！有多少个政权和国家被美国入侵？ 有多少是俄罗斯和中国做的？ 看到这个区别了吗？ 你也忘了提到美国违反的所有国际规则，直到今天仍然这样！
Jeffrey P. Harrison
Of course, we wouldn't have this problem if the US wasn't so determined to rule the world.
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That's what friends are for, helping and sharing with each other, not slandering each other and imposing high import duties.
Anything to help stop the war-mongering yanks........
Hopefull Iran will soon have space based assets of its own also.
Great, wonderful! China helping Russia economically, and Russia helping China militarily! This is how friendship and trust developed. Stability, progress and love to these two GREAT NATIONS.
Yes, very nice of Russia.
Russia is dead serious about multipolarity. Her long term strategic vision takes absolute precedence over any short term tactical advantages.
Putin’s vision is building the world’s security architecture for the rest of the 21st century. History will bear testimony to this.
Now Trump has one more nightmare. I hope he'll call for another arm race and burst the American debt bubble. Russia & China alliance is a blessing to those who truly love world peace.
Trump is the nightmare !
Good for Russia looking out for neighbor and regional security during times like these.
Thank you Putin....those US missiles fly over Siberia on the way to Beijing (just like the planes). So, a mishap may mean a nuke wiping out one of your Pacific coast cities. Hence, the smart thing to do. China is then alerted and will be attacking USA with their hypersonic missiles. Deterrance will save millions of lives.
It is not Trump that I worry about. Not possible to predict when another devil of a Bush type will emerge in USA.
The world needs to break the uni-polar dominance of US and create a multi-polar value system. This is the best route to world peace.
Not news, the sanctions created a Russia/China Axis - and now it starts working. What exactly did they expect when sanctions, tarrifs, and Huawei ban were invoked??? A thank you card?
Unlike Britain in the Suez Canal, once it's apparent to America it is no longer the World's sole hegemon they won't accept the new reality and go quietly but will try to maintain their position by going down firing missiles at anyone and everyone.
If the yanks cannot rule the world they will blow it up !
All because it's the American thing to do according to them.
Oops, if the West hear this their laundrys will be over stocked wit dirty underpants.
Lord Sir Hugo
Russia and china are enjoying a fast expanding business relations now.
The most positive news I've read today..... this will antagonize those in the Washington Marfia. I suspect this Coven of warmongers will soon announce new economic sanctions against Rus/China
这是我今天看到的最积极的消息是... 这会激怒华盛顿那些人。 我猜这个战争贩子集团将很快宣布对俄罗斯和中国实施新的经济制裁。
Russia and China are cooperating closely in trade economy and defense etc. to negate the effects of US and NATO threats or intended attacks. A Multi-Polar World anchored by Russia and China is certainly more peaceful for the rest of the world rather than a Uni-Polar World dominated absolutely by the US like what is happening to the world today
After all, what are friends for? Build great joint defences for yourselves to thwart your enemies efforts to get at you.
Russia and China should have an ally agreement that any strike on Russia is a strike against China and any strike against China is a strike against Russia. That would completely cause the Western world to shake in their boots.
The west will now rue the day they drove Russian into the waiting arms of China.
It prevents a first strike on China. The world will be a safer place from the main aggressor. We wish all the best to the American people, and we wish they would realize their past warcrimes and repent.
Is that biggest soyuz in making???
It's not fair that pro China posts are removed. Dear US apologists, it's useless.
WELL ITS DEFIANTLY NOT GOOD FOR US, THE SAD POINT IS, THERE WILL BE NO WINNERS
I noticed that many pro China posts were removed. RT must correct it.
I hope Russia is getting something in return, because they deserve it!!
Mutual security a common practice within NATO nothing wrong here.
If only we all could get beyond having to spend so much money over each of our countries having to defend from one another.If Russia, China, and the US got its act together we could be the peacemaker's of the world at a fraction of the cost.Nuclear war is unthinkable so let's do something different!
Nobody is safe in the world even with hi-tech weaponry... It may just delay the inevitable....
The best way to get rid of an enemy is to make them a friend which is exactly what Putin is doing. Why should US be getting excited over China's ability to deter wars? What happened to win-win?
Russia should help Iran to build one there also.
But Iran already has a large over the horizon radar, built by themselves
Let it be.
I don't believe this crrap because china already has more than what USA and Putin together has.
Putin is smart. he knows he can't compete with the mighty pentagon in terms of creating devastating weapons but he switched to the defense systems. Every destructive weapon the US build, he directed an antidote to it. Even if the whole Russian perished in the mass attack, the underground weapon will automatically deliver their massive blow, destroying every bit of the US soil in retaliation. Let's just hope they are not crazy enough to start the full scale war or else, the earth will be no more.
Yeah it is obvious the only reason US build its junk is for commercial purposes while delivering only a false sense of security instead of the real thing as was proven by the Houthis in Saudi Arabia.
Oh I Iforgot about those too expensive to maintain rust buckets F22s.
So Patriots and F35 not built to protect US? And those Tomahawks now lying on the seabed near Syria? What about those ancient Minutman or something missiles?
所以爱国者和F35不是为了保护美国而制造的？ 那些现在躺在叙利亚附近海床上的战斧导弹呢？ 那些古老的民兵导弹呢？
I think a missile warning system could help to prevent miscalcuations with extremely unpleasant consequences. However automating warning and response systems could also have have very serious consequences.
True true true, if not for Hollywood US would have never become a super power. NEVER. Because, the reality is it has NEVER won a war beyond own shores with a major military and not even against Vietnamese peasants, Somalian goat herders and even FLED Libya in fear while crying in front of them Iranians! Soooo yeah, if not for Hollywood USA is actually a wimp.
The influence on US foreign policy (and domestic policy) by well funded special interest groups like the military industrial lobby, Israel/Jewish lobby and oil industry is well known. In theory US taxpayers can vote against this but it might pay to check whose funding the campaigns of those your voting for.
I think Russia is making a strategic mistake. Today's friend is tomorrows enemy. Look at US and China.
At the end of the day all Chinese need to remember is that, That the Russians are white, christian, and linguistically and culturally are of totally different race (European). The close relationship that exist between these two countries is one of convenience and necessity.
Chine must be careful about a system this important. I am sure they know that, and I do not need to remind of that. Asians, and Middle easterns must be very weary of the Russians.
Maybe only US and Russia have this kind of system , but only the Russian one seems to work !(!)
I believe that every nation deserves the right to live in peace and it is too bad to see nations armed up to their teeth because of bullies that only understand the lenguaje of death and destruction...But, what makes you think that the Chinese empire will be any different?
Why is Russia not telling the full truth?
The Chinese ballistic missile shield is there to protect the Chinese from a highly likely Iranian attack, Poland is a direct neighbor of China in the South, and the USA build there their system, and left China defenseless.
"Poland is a direct neighbor of China in the South," your geology teacher is coming at you.
China has bought S-400 and even got sanctioned for that last year. It's not that China itself is unable to build a missile-attack warning system. Military cooperation is always welcome.
中国购买了 S-400，去年甚至因此受到制裁。这并不是说中国自己无法建立导弹攻击预警系统。 军事合作总是欢迎的。
In Poland is a US Anti Iranian Missile Battery, it must be South of China...
If Russia could stay off the Vodka...they could be 'Number One' in the world. lol
No one wants war but.. poke the dragon hard enough and you might not see the end of it.
The bear too.