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Vladimir Putin may have to settle for a little brother role to Xi Jinping due to the difference in national power. (Source photos by Reuters and Getty Images)
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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

When Russian President Vladimir Putin met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last week, he expressed his wholehearted support for the "'One China' principle," according to news releases from both sides.

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