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China-led SCO pushes multipolar world as Xi warns of 'color' revolts

Beijing, Moscow challenge Western influence in joint statement

From left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.   © AP

TOKYO -- Leaders from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization called for a stronger multilateral world order led by several powers and regions in a joint statement Friday, as China and Russia push to expand the framework to counter America's global unipolar influence.

The declaration, issued after a two-day summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, urged closer cooperation on a wide range of fields from politics and economy to national security and culture.

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