China Says Ready To "Join Forces With Russia"• https://www.zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden
The statement came by the close of the first day of the director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee Wang Yi's trip to Moscow.
"The People's Republic of China is ready to join forces with Russia to decisively stand up for national interests and promote mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas," Wang said Tuesday while meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev. On Wednesday he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in what appeared a warm and cooperative visit.
"During a virtual meeting at the end of last year our leaders [Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin] came up with a plan for further development of bilateral relations. We are ready to join forces with the Russian side, in accordance with the high-level agreements, to decisively stand up for national interests and virtues, and promote mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas," the Chinese diplomat's statement said.
He additionally said China will "together with all like-minded partners further promote the development of the international order in the direction of equitable development."