Putin’s Alliance With North Korea’s Kim Worries China: Analyst

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Russia's deepening defense ties with North Korea are likely a source of anxiety in the halls of power in China, some analysts say. "Beijing does not want the relationship between Moscow and Pyongyang to get too close, and the possible Russian supply of arms to North Korea will likely raise some eyebrows in China," Edward Howell, an Oxford University lecturer and a Korea Foundation fellow at Chatham House, a think tank in London, told Newsweek. During Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Pyongyang last week, his first in 24 years, he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inked a...