#Does China want Siberia?
#Should it have Siberia?
In the 1991 Sino-Soviet Border Arrangement clarified any border disputes the two nations, but it doesn’t end the fact that Siberia is a large amount of land which could be populated by Chinese people very easily. Assuming that we could build the infrastructure needed to live there.
There could be things like Iron Mines, which are currently being forgotten about by Russia, or whether this would help to expand China’s Factory of the World. The fact is that Siberia is resource rich, which has a potential to be exploited. China already owns many of it, but they don’t own the territory. Such as the Chinese-owned factories.
They could use the Russian policy of handing out passports in the contested areas to “protect its citizens”. The Russians have tried that in a number of places, including Crimea.
The Chinese outnumber the Russians 10 to 1, and an attempt of invasion could only ever be stopped by Nuclear Weapons. Something that the Kremlin is undoubtedly afraid of.
Could a Eurasian Union be in order, which could bring all of these Eastern countries together, or would the economic integration simply destroy Russia?
Or should we be looking at the culture of Siberia, where they are quite similar. Where Russia actually fears a takeover of their culture by the Chinese. They recently created a Ministry of the Far-East, which is there to intrench the Russian speaking population, and has relocated 400 families. Russia fears that migration from China to Russia could further break their culture.