onsdag 30. desember 2020

Xi and Putin commit to joint China-Russia partnership after Biden calls for world to combat China

Hours after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden called for nations to challenge China on a range of trade abuses and human rights violations, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said their respective countries have reached the highest level of cooperation and those ties cannot be affected by external pressure.

According to a Kremlin press statement of a phone call between Xi and Putin, the two “reaffirmed their shared intention to further promote cooperation in all areas.” Chinese media outlets described the China-Russia ties as unwavering and, according to a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on the call, Xi said China-Russia ties can “resist any attempt to suppress and divide the two countries, and meanwhile forge a solid shield to safeguard international fairness and justice.”