Putin begins trip to China as Russia looks east
After his trip to Central Asia and Europe, Russia's president Putin has begun a three-day visit to China. 'Nowadays, 'there is no more border or ideological dispute between the two nations. Any convergence and divergence can now be managed and handled in a more practical way. Observations and assessments of Putin's trip will, of course, differ in the 'international media which strives to offer different perspectives. In this age of Internet and satellite TV news, understanding an event from a range of vantage points 'is not too difficult 'or very expensive.