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Xi pledges Chinese support for Russia as tensions mount over Ukraine

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to support Russian efforts to protect its long-term security amid rising international pressure over Moscow’s attitude to Ukraine.In a video call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Xi also said China and Russia opposed attempts to divide the two nations and called for …

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As US democracy summit begins, questions rise about how ‘democracy’ is defined

The idea of a democracy summit seemed promising enough when it was announced in February, with Washington emerging from years of Donald Trump’s mercurial governance and President Joe Biden’s administration keen to craft a unified front against an increasingly aggressive Beijing – and fellow authoritarian Moscow.But the intervening months have …

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