Both China and Russia have benefited considerably from courtships of cooperation with Western powers. Ideologically different and often blatantly obstructive to Western culture and norms, both China and Russia continue to reap large economic benefits based upon their dealings with Western nations.
Now that both China and Russia have large reserves of cash and widening spheres of influences within which they both advance and advocate non-western ideology, how will the West counter?
Russia's meddling in Ukraine is but one of the embolden examples of Russia stretching its might to effect a sphere of non-Western influence. China's extension onto the disputed waters of the South China Sea is Beijing's resolve to carving out an area of non-Western influence.
Thus, as cooperation between nations continue, sooner or later, Western nations will have to redirect their cooperation efforts with both nations as a means to managing global insecurity and instability issues.