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China, in swipe at U.S., accuses West of 'sowing division and confrontation'

By Lily Kuo

27 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. Chinese Premier Li Qiang accused Western nations of "sowing division and confrontation" at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin.

TIANJIN, China - Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Tuesday accused Western nations of "sowing division and confrontation," in thinly veiled criticisms of Washington, as he sought to cast his country as a responsible world power and champion for globalization.

Speaking at the opening of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin - sometimes called the "Summer Davos" - Li worked to draw a contrast between his country and "some people in the West" who, he claimed, have politicized economic issues at a time when the global economy most needs exchange and cooperation.

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