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Newsline: Senior Chinese diplomat says cooperation with Russia is ‘resilient’

China told Russia it will continue to increase “strategic coordination” with it regardless of international volatility, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng gave this assurance to Russian ambassador to China, Andrey Denisov, on Monday, the statement said. Le cited the almost 30% increase in China-Russia trade in the first three months of this year as evidence of “resilience and endogenous power” of the cooperation between the two countries, according to the statement. (https://news.yahoo.com/china-russia-cooperation-resilient-says-072609293.html) Both men also discussed Ukraine. China has refrained from condemning Russia over Ukraine.

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