Its politics reflects centuries of contesting Western intervention. Don't underestimate its capacity to "promot(e) peace, harmony, and respect for sovereignty better than" America's hegemonic madness.
Washington uses whatever it takes to advance its imperium. Its Asia pivot encircles China and Russia with bases.
With all related categories included, its defense spending exceeds all other nations combined. It wants dominance over both countries. It wants it regionally and globally.
It wants Beijing and Moscow marginalized and subservient. It wants control over vital world resources. It wants challengers eliminated.
China and Russia are formidable competitors. They're dominant enough to matter.
America's grand geopolitical strategy prioritizes Eurasian dominance. China's America's chief economic rival. It's dependent on vital resources.
Russia's military might matters. Both countries represent major Eurasian challengers. Washington tolerates no rivals. No-holds-barred tactics target them.
Obama declared global cyberwar. China, Russia, Iran, and other independent states are targeted. Draconian cybersecurity legislation is prioritized.