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International relations

China ropes in Russia to push back against Western sanctions

Beijing and Moscow accuse Washington of creating Cold War-like alliance

SHANGHAI -- China and Russia on Tuesday accused the U.S. of creating a Cold War-like alliance and hit out against Western sanctions tied to human rights, rejecting them as political interference in their internal affairs.

In a news conference after a bilateral meeting in Guangxi, southern China, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said both Moscow and Beijing regarded U.S. President Joe Biden's multilateral foreign policy as damaging to the existing world order.

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