The Cybernetic Council is Not Welcome in any Russian or Chinese system. The Rogue AIs killed a lot of them in the past, and so they erased any smart AIs they caught. The only good AI is a dead AI after all. That became their motto for centuries. The cybers meanwhile seeded all Russian and Chinese systems with spybots designed to keep penetrating the systems again and again. It became a true great game between the cybers and their human foes, with information being the final prize. Centuries of this lowkey war actually resulted in a lessening of tensions. They became the “devil we know” to the Russians and Chinese. The cybers even picked off any Rogue AIs they found in those systems. Free of charge. Killing Rogue AIs is a public service after all.