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China Says It Will Work With Russia to Promote ‘Real Democracy’

Wang Yi , left, and Sergei Lavrov in 2021.

Wang Yi , left, and Sergei Lavrov in 2021.

Source: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP Photo

China’s top diplomat said Beijing will work with Moscow to promote “real democracy,” reaffirming his country’s ties with Russia.

“China is willing to work together with Russia and the global community to promote real democracy based on nations’ own conditions,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday via video link at a China-Russia think tank summit, according to a government statement. The event was attended by his Russian counter part Sergei Lavrov.