Xi, Putin condemn US dominance



June 11, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping enter a hall during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images/TNS

MOSCOW — Chinese President Xi Jinping joined with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in lashing out at U.S. global dominance, highlighting the two powers’ growing confrontation with the administration of Donald Trump.

“Along with the emergence of reverse-globalization and hegemonism, global society faces increasing new challenges,” Xi said Friday at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The U.S. is attempting to “impose its jurisdiction across the entire world,” Putin said. This was pushing the world on a “path to permanent conflicts, trade wars, and maybe not only trade ones,” he said.