News Wire | Tuesday, June 13, 2023

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Saudi Arabia and China Flaunt Growing Ties at Investment Forum

By Vivian Nereim | The New York Times (free)

“If you want a trusted partner in the world — one of the best partners in the world — it’s the People’s Republic of China,” Mohammed Abunayyan, the chairman of a Saudi renewable energy company, declared from the stage, to resounding applause. “China is a partner you can depend on,” he said on Sunday, the first of two days of meetings.

More from WPR: China and Saudi Arabia Are Making a Big Show of Upgrading Relations

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U.S. Lawmakers Ask White House to Punish South Africa for Supporting Russia

By John Eligon | The New York Times

A bipartisan group of American lawmakers has asked the Biden administration to punish South Africa for what it sees as the country’s support of Russia’s war in Ukraine by moving a major trade conference scheduled to be held in South Africa this year to another country.

More from WPR: South Africa’s False Neutrality on the Ukraine War Is Getting Costly

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