Putin’s trip to North Korea underscores relationship but China will be watching

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Anytime President Vladimir Putin leaves Russia, it is significant because he rarely gets out. But this trip - visiting the secretive and closed-off country of North Korea for the first time in 24 years - underscores just how important the relationship between these countries has become. Russia and North Korea have signed a strategic partnership to upgrade their relationship. While it's light on detail, this deal will be closely watched in Asia, especially here in China. China shares a long border with North Korea. It has been the hermit kingdom's main supporter and is responsible for 90% of North Korea's...