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Russia's Lavrov starts China visit with call to cut US dollar use

Beijing's media emphasizes info sharing after tense Alaska talks with Biden team

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, seen in a file photo, has called for moving "away from using international payment systems controlled by the West."   © Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov began a visit to China on Monday with a call for Moscow and Beijing to reduce their dependence on the U.S. dollar and Western payment systems to push back against what he called the West's ideological agenda.

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