US shutdown exposes ‘chaotic political system’, China’s news agency says

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The shutdown of the US government exposes “chronic flaws” in the country’s political system, China’s official news agency said on Sunday.

Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday in Washington after members of Congress failed to agree on a stopgap funding bill.

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