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International relations

Xi and Putin slam 'foreign interference' with eye on Biden

China and Russia wary of a US administration vocal on human rights, democracy

BEIJING/MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday took a firm stance against foreign meddling in domestic affairs, presenting a united front to counter likely pressure from the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.

The leaders spoke at the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Xi's first diplomatic engagement since American news outlets called the presidential election for Biden over the weekend.

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