Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) compare their mobile devices during their meeting at the APEC summit in Beijing late last year. Photo: AFP

China, Russia to mark 70th anniversary of the end of second world war in show of unity

Military parades and war anniversary give the two nations a platform to offset US influence, analysts say, while diplomats reassure Japan

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) compare their mobile devices during their meeting at the APEC summit in Beijing late last year. Photo: AFP
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