'The Two... Said The International Community Believes That The U.S. Should Reflect On The Damage It Has Done To Global Peace, Halt Unilateral Bullying, [And] Stop Meddling In Other Countries' Domestic Affairs'
On March 22-23, 2021, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Guilin City in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Notably, this meeting took place soon after the March 18-19 U.S.-China meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, with the intent of demonstrating that Moscow and Beijing are coordinating their response to Washington.
In the meeting, the two ministers discussed China-Russia cooperation and, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry statement on the meeting, criticized "Western attempts to promote its concept of a rules-based international order." Lavrov stressed that China and Russia both reject the "illegal unilateral sanctions" leveled by the West and discussed the two countries' efforts to reduce the influence of the U.S. dollar.
The two also signed a joint statement on current global governance issues, which, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, "explains the right connotation of concepts including human rights, democracy, international order, and multilateralism and demonstrates the two sides' firm determination to jointly defend international justice and fairness." In particular in the joint statement, the two sides reiterated their rejection of the notion of the universality of human rights, and expressed their belief that there is no uniform standard for the model of democracy.
Following U.S.-China Meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Meets With His Russian Counterpart Lavrov In China; Chinese Foreign Ministry: 'The Two... Said The International Community Believes That The U.S. Should Reflect On The Damage It Has Done
On March 22-23, 2021, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Guilin City in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region