President-elect Donald Trump has said that he hopes relations with Russia will improve after he takes office.
This has caused a debate in the United States after U.S. intelligence services accused Russia of interfering in the presidential election.
However, the idea of improved ties between Russia and the U.S. worries some Chinese officials. They believe that increased cooperation between the two powers will harm their country's interests and weaken its relationship with Russia.
Comments by influential Chinese research groups and stories in state media show the level of concern.
Chinese media have been noting that China has strong ties with Russia. At the same time, reports in state-controlled media say there is little chance the U.S. and Russia will develop close relations.
The Chinese reports say that the U.S. and Russia may be able to reach agreement on some issues. They might cooperate on ending the civil war in Syria or working together to fight the Islamic State terrorist group for example. But the reports say deciding how to divide power after the conflict ends will not be easy.
Chinese officials reportedly worry that a stronger relationship between the U.S. and Russia would harm China's influence in the Asia-Pacific area and the world.
Because of its action in Ukraine, Russia has faced international sanctions, limiting its trade with other countries.
Stephen Blank is an expert on Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council. He says many experts in China believe that closer relations between the U.S. and Russia will weaken relations between China and Russia.
He says there is a lot of anxiety in Beijing that Russians who have all along taken an anti-U.S. stance may start to think differently.
He notes that, until now, the China-Russia relationship has been based in a large measure on their rejection of U.S. interests in the global order. This would be affected if there is improvement in the U.S.-Russia relationship.
Chinese opinion writers have, in the past, written about the importance of China and Russia to the international community. At the same time, they have openly voiced concerns about some of Russia's actions.
I'm Marsha James.
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1.President-elect Donald Trump has said that he hopes relations with Russia will improve after he takes office.
take office 上任，就职
This is why presidents begin setting up their foreign policy teams before they take office.
I take office with pride: pride in our reputation for technical excellence, pride in the value and impact of our work, and pride in the efficiency of our performance.
2.This has caused a debate in the United States after U.S. intelligence services accused Russia of interfering in the presidential election.
interfere in 干涉，介入
Don't interfere in other's private concerns.
However, such an argument presupposes that government does not interfere in markets and production or force up deadweight costs.
然而，特朗普关于提升美俄关系的想法让一些中国人心忧 。他们觉得，美俄两大强国合作关系的提升会损害中国的利益，并将削弱中俄关系 。
中国媒体一直认为，中俄关系强劲 。同时，国有媒体的一些报道称，美俄不太可能发展亲密的关系 。
这些中国媒体的报道称，美国和俄罗斯可能会在一些议题上达成共识 。比如，他们可能在结束叙利亚内战方面进行合作，也可能一道合作打击IS恐怖组织方面 。但这些报道称，如何在冲突结束后划分权力就没那么容易了 。
斯蒂芬是美国外交政策委员会(American Foreign Policy Council)俄罗斯事务的专家 。斯蒂芬说，中国的很多专家认为，美俄关系的改善会削弱中俄关系 。
斯蒂芬认为，到目前为止，中俄关系在很大程度上都基于他们对两方对美国在全球秩序上利益的排斥 。但如果美俄关系有所改善，那么这一点也会受到影响 。
中国有一些专栏作家以前写过关于中俄关系对国际社会的重要性 。此外，他们还公开表达过对俄罗斯一些行为的关切 。
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