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China's Wang Yi dismisses West's Five Eyes as Cold War relic

In Seoul, top diplomat slams possible expansion of intelligence-sharing alliance

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, meets his South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong in Seoul on Sept. 15.   © Yonhap via Reuters

SEOUL -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday condemned Western countries' Five Eyes intelligence alliance as a Cold War relic, preemptively pushing back against U.S. moves to include other countries like South Korea in the network.

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