Putin in China aiming to strengthen anti-West coalition
President Vladimir Putin is making a key trip to Russia's most important ally, China, that will seek to shore up an alliance against the West and celebrate China-Russia ties.
The small city of Heihe sits along China's border with Russia. Local tourists come here to peek into neighbouring Blagoveshchensk, just across the river, but there are not many of them.
A tour boat sits idle on the water, pumping out happy-sounding Chinese songs in an attempt to attract customers, but with nobody buying tickets it doesn't look like it's going...