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China Calls Russia Relationship a ‘New Model’ for the World

  • Foreign Ministry says two nations don’t cause confrontations
  • U.S. warned China against backing Moscow’s war in Ukraine
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China stepped up its rhetorical support for Russia, defying the U.S. and other nations who want Beijing to condemn Moscow for the war in Ukraine.

“An important takeaway from the success of China-Russia relations is that the two sides rise above the model of military and political alliance in the Cold War era,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, adding that they “commit themselves to developing a new model of international relations.”