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While the United States has been intimidating dozens of countries all over the world, two cuddly Chinese giant pandas a three year old male called Ru Yi, and a female one year younger, named Ding Ding were settling down in their new home, inside the legendary Moscow Zoo. Chewing bamboo shoots, and obviously enjoying the unprecedented attention, two specimens of iconic Chinese bears, were 'just there', in a good mood, making the entire world around them kinder and more secure.
As was reported by the RT:
"Following the official talks at the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping went to the Moscow Zoo to meet the two giant pandas that have been handed to Russia by China as a "sign of respect and trust."
"When we talk about pandas, a smile appears on our faces," Putin told the journalists during a press-conference""
While the pandas are well taken care of, two great countries China and Russia are now standing next to each other, united, and cooperating on countless fronts.
Both states and their leaders seem to come to many similar conclusions, identifying analogous goals: from scientific research that will bring benefits to our entire planet, to "ecological civilization" and the protection of the environment, from the energy sector, to the effective and wise extraction of commodities. From defense against the increasingly aggressive West, to meaningful cultural and educational programs and exchanges.
There seems to be no field in which the two nations could not compliment and cooperate with each other, finding great ways forward, for the benefit of their citizens and the world: communication technology, media, airplane industry, automotive industry, but also huge global projects like the Chinese BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) and Russian "Arctic road".
Both enormous countries the most populous nation on Earth (China), and geographically the biggest one (Russia) are constantly coming up with brilliant innovations that could improve, or even save, life on our planet from organic farming to zero emission vehicles, ecological high-speed trains and new types of cities designed and built for a healthy, meaningful and cultural life of the citizens.
Some projects are 'profitable', but others are created simply in order to improve the quality of life, "Business is not everything", at least not in China and Russia.
The dollar is being ditched China and Russia will be signing new contracts in their own currencies.
And what is the West doing?
Instead of building railroads, hospitals, schools and ecological farming, at home and in their present and former colonies, both North America and Europe are pushing entire countries against the wall: be they DPRK, Syria, Iran, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua, to mention just a few.
Instead of joining great optimistic attempts to build a new and better world, the West is smearing and antagonizing both Russia and China.