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Should the world fear Russia and China? The view from NY

Published time: February 18, 2012 06:59
Edited time: February 18, 2012 11:21

Workers remove a star as they dismantle a Christmas tree in a square in Russia's southern city of Stavropol (REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko)

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Russia and China angered a large section of the international community when they jointly vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning President Assad’s regime in Syria.

­It's just the most recent example of the two standing largely on their own in the international arena.

RT's Lori Harfenist, known as The Resident has been asking people whether the two countries should be feared and if so why.