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China and Russia are set to cement their energy alliance next week with an expected agreement to build a natural gas pipeline between the two nations that would secure a huge new market for the world’s largest energy producer and provide a guaranteed energy supply for China’s growing economy as both nations face confrontations with the West.┬áThe deal, which the two countries negotiated over the last decade, is expected to be signed when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Beijing next week. More