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International relations

Xi-Putin summit in Vladivostok highlights common front against US

China plays prominent role in both Eastern Economic Forum and Russian war games

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, ahead of their meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 11.   © Reuters

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin met in the Russian Far East port of Vladivostok on Tuesday as the two presidents portrayed their willingness to counter Washington's hardening stance against them.

The leaders affirmed their intent to strengthen their partnership on issues including denuclearizing North Korea and countering American protectionism.

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