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China's Wang Yi lambasts 'Western' democracy at Bali forum

Minister's comments come ahead of U.S. summit to which Beijing was not invited

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, center, and other officials pose at the opening ceremony of the Bali Democracy Forum on Dec. 9. (Photo courtesy of Foreign Ministry of Indonesia)

JAKARTA -- China's Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi launched an attack on the U.S. and "certain Western countries" for calling the country nondemocratic, arguing that the world's second biggest economy has a thriving democracy of its own.

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