China is participating in military drills with Russia.
Over the past five years the US has paid over $5 billion to Russia and China.
That money was not spent wisely.
After all that, China and Russia are intensifying their military drills together.
China and the armed forces of Vladimir Putin conducted six joint military exercises together last year, the most in data going back two decades.
That accounted for two-thirds of all China’s drills with foreign militaries in 2022, according to data compiled by the U.S. National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs.
Five of the exercises took place after Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine, the data show. Four of them were bilateral, while two were held with U.S. adversaries including Iran and Syria.