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WWII celebration plans to score points

Russia-China agreement to jointly observe war's 70th anniversary in 2015 aims to warn Japan against historical revision and could create difficulties for US-Japan alliance.

Mr Xi advocates a "new type of major power relations" between China and the US, and Russia may help realise that aim.

WHEN Chinese President Xi Jinping met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, he stated that "Japan must look at history squarely and more towards the future". Mr Xi's carefully selected words were taken from a text agreed upon in