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Putin is looking east

Russia and China are a challenge to western powers

Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a conference last year. © */AP/Press Association Images

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When the history of the early 21st century is written, the defining event of the period may not be recalled as the global financial crisis or the rise of militant Islam. It may be the convergence of interests between China and Russia, which led them to create a united front against the…

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