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21 Dec, 2022 10:00

China seeks ‘more just and reasonable’ global governance – Xi

Beijing believes cooperation with Russia will further this goal, the Chinese leader told visiting ex-President Dmitry Medvedev
China seeks ‘more just and reasonable’ global governance – Xi

Beijing seeks to advance cooperation with Moscow so that the two can promote a better world order, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chair of Russia’s Security Council, on Wednesday.

The two nations, which have been strengthening strategic bilateral ties, can “jointly promote the development of global governance in a more just and reasonable direction,” the Chinese leader said during the meeting in Beijing, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Xi met Medvedev in his capacity as secretary general of the Communist Party of China. His guest, who has had stints as both president and prime minister of Russia, leads the ruling United Russia party.

The host hailed the party contacts as a good platform for fostering trust between the nations they govern. Continued Chinese-Russian cooperation is a “long-term strategic choice” for both sides, Xi noted, according to the Chinese media. Medvedev described the talks as “very useful” in a video comment.

Both China and Russia are considered strategic rivals by the US, which accuses them of trying to undermine the so-called “rules-based order.” This is a term Russian officials have said describes Washington’s global hegemony, which it is trying to preserve by all means possible in the face of the natural course of history. Chinese officials have accused the US of having a “Cold War mentality,” which stands in the way of global cooperation.