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Sanctions: Russia beguiles China

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposed greater cooperation with China to resist US sanctions. The two countries should cooperate in the fields of science and technology to strengthen their self-reliance, Lavrov said in an interview with Chinese state television shortly before a two-day exchange with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Lavrov further suggested reducing dependence on the US dollar in international trade and becoming less dependent on “Western-controlled payment systems”, according to the South China Morning Post.

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