"The more unstable the world is, the more China and Russia need to advance our cooperation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. "For a long period, the U.S. and the West wantonly interfered in other country's domestic affairs by using democracy and human rights as an excuse."
The two leaders of the former Cold War foes are embroiled in a war of words less than two months after President Joe Biden was sworn into office.
"We firmly believe that NATO intervention in Libya led to the most devastating consequences," Russia's embassy told Newsweek, calling the 2011 attack "a stark reminder of the real cost of 'regime-change' policies."
"We hope that the U.S. side will lend an ear to the cries of its own people and the international community," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters.
North Korean First Vice Minister Choe Son Hui said President Joe Biden's administration "had better contemplate what we can do in the face of its continued hostile policy toward us."
By sailing through the contested waters, China's Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson Zhu Fenglian said the U.S. "sent the wrong signals to the 'Taiwan independence' separatist forces, deliberately disrupting the regional situation and undermining the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait."
"Russia continues to try to spoil and undermine U.S. interest globally," and "China, too, is globally engaged and engaged in this hemisphere to further their interests in economic dominance," according to SOUTHCOM commander Navy Admiral Craig Faller.
"We hope that veterans remember their oath to this day," John Raughter, deputy media director of the American Legion, told Newsweek. "At least one time they believed that this country was worth serving for and worth dying for. It's the same great country, they just need to remember that."
A U.S. senior administration official said the positions of Chinese Communist Party Central Foreign Affairs Commission Director Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi "will be important to informing where we go in our China strategy going forward."
"In the past 10 years, Syria has been injured by illegal invasion and foreign occupation and maimed by terrorism and unilateral sanctions," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
"We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off powder smell in our land," North Korea's Kim Yo Jong said. "If it wants to sleep in peace for coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step."
"We sincerely hope that the new administration will try to rethink previous strategies on Syria," the Russian embassy told Newsweek. "It is important to cease the cruel sanction campaign against the Syrian people and put an end to illegal military presence in the Arab Republic."
Two recent surveys showed that nearly three out of four Russians had a positive view of China, while only one out of five in the United States had a favorable opinion of the People's Republic, a trend intensified by geopolitical developments among the three nations.
A coalition of 17 signatories seeks to uphold "the values of dialogue, tolerance and solidarity, mindful of the fact that these are all at the core of international relations and remain vital for the peaceful coexistence among nations," according to a recent concept note sent to Newsweek.
"We hope that through dialogue, the two sides can build on the spirit of the phone conversation of the two heads of state, focus on cooperation, manage differences and promote the sound and steady development of China-U.S. relations," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
"My theory is that there are only two kinds of corporations: those that have been breached, and those that will be breached," Resilience cybersecurity insurance firm CEO Mario Vitale told Newsweek.
"As for Syria, the policy of the European Union and the policy of 'ISIS' are two sides of the same coin, which is the American coin," Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Ayman Sousan said days before the 10-year anniversary of his country's civil war.
"Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims—or incoherent legal theories of maritime entitlements—that are inconsistent with customary international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention pose a threat to the legal foundation of the rules-based international order," the Pentagon said.
Russia finds itself on the opposite side of the U.S. on several major issues in the Middle East, but has shored up ties with wealthy Arab states.
"The entire military must coordinate the relationship between capacity building and combat readiness," Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a plenary meeting of the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress.
U.S. Navy Assistant Chief of Information Commander Courtney Hillson told Newsweek that China "continues to coerce vital resources from the exclusive economic zones of other nations, militarize disputed features in the South China Sea, and develop the world's largest missile force."
"Loyalty to the motherland is a basic political ethic of all public office holders and aspirants anywhere in the world," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. "Hong Kong is no exception."
"As you think about how the world has evolved, and how it continues to evolve, and our need to actually address those changes in the evolution of the threat," senior CIA official Sheronda Dorsey told Newsweek, "we need diverse candidates that are coming from all walks of life, all backgrounds."
A spokesperson for the Popular Mobilization Forces told Newsweek that the militia collective "is participating in the process of securing the visit of Pope Francis," and, "specifically in Mosul, securing the churches there."
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the world should "work the way we want" as it serves "the American people," but Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin rejects an order "defined by individual countries for the purpose of holding onto their hegemony."
"I think China now has adequate forces, including air, missile, electronic warfare, spec ops, naval, undersea and nuclear to likely prevail in the first phase and perhaps in subsequent phases too," Lyle Goldstein of the Naval War College's China Maritime Studies Institute told Newsweek.
The Interim National Security Strategic Guidance called China "the only competitor potentially capable of combining its economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to mount a sustained challenge to a stable and open international system."
"If we assess a further response is warranted, we will take action, again, in a manner and time of our choosing," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, "and we reserve that option."
A U.S. strike on Syria "sends a negative signal of the new administration's policies and its persistent endeavor to implement the law of force instead of the force of law," Damascus' mission to the United Nations told Newsweek.
"South Korea–U.S. and South Korea–China relations are all equally important for us," South Korean President Moon Jae-in said during a press conference in January.