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Russia and China won't be 'best friends forever'

Moscow's demands to NATO have been tough, but not coordinated with China

TOKYO -- Russia is often symbolized as a giant bear. Some see the nation as deeply cautious, never lowering its guard against the U.S., Europe and neighboring China, but with the potential to suddenly turn violent if threatened. The crisis over Ukraine is bolstering that image.

Russia's military is believed to have deployed 100,000 personnel near the border with Ukraine, stoking speculation of a possible invasion early next year.

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