Thank you for re-iterating my point. China and Russia are not on good relations. They have both contested for the primary country in their relationship and neither agrees that they are on par. In fact, one of the reasons that Russia has not developed pipelines to China is because Russia was concerned that it would cause them to have a secondary position to China. You seem to be conflating 2 different concepts here. Global North/South is more a depiction of "Developed" vs "Developing" countries. What you're talking about is a multi-polar world with one pole being around the US and its allies, while China is trying to form another around it. Again, the problem here is that no one likes China. They absolutely splash cash around like no one's business, but countries have long realized that the cash China splashes rarely provides an economic benefit for them. Take the Belt & Road initiative. China is spending a ton of money building it, but it is Chinese companies with Chinese workers that are building the related infrastructure. Even after construction, any facilities that require ongoing staffing, like ports, are run by Chinese companies with Chinese workers.