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Europe Putin showcases Russia's pivot to Asia as he visits China for WWII parade

As he visits for China's World War II 70th anniversary military parade Thursday, the Russian president hopes to stabilize a relationship roiled by economic problems in both countries.

Alexei Druzhinin/Reuters

President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing to help China mark victory over Japan in World War II with a huge military parade that is being largely boycotted by Western leaders, just as Russia's own VE Day extravaganza was last May

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