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Sep 12, 2022 06:05 PM
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China’s No. 3 Party Leader Reaffirms Support for Russia’s Vital Interests

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Xinhua
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Xinhua

Li Zhanshu, the speaker of the Chinese parliament, reaffirmed during a trip to Russia last week that China is willing to continue to support its neighbor’s vital interests and to keep working with Moscow in fighting back against foreign interference and sanctions, according to state media reports.

The four-day visit came as Russian troops reportedly have been retreating from some areas they controlled in eastern Ukraine in the face of a counter-offensive that has recaptured thousands of kilometers of territory over the last several days.

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