- National Congress meeting being held in China
- Xi Jinping criticized America
- Expressed opposition to protectionism and separatism
China US: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday hit out at the US, saying his country opposes protectionism and separatism. He told an important session of the ruling Communist Party here that China follows the right path of economic globalization. At the week-long Communist Party’s 20th session, Xi could be elected president for a record five-year term for a record third time. Xi said China strives to promote trade and investment, liberalization and services, enhance bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation, and promote international comprehensive economic coordination policy.
He said China opposes protectionism, the construction of barricades and barriers, separatism, disruption of industrial and supply chains, unilateral sanctions and maximizing pressure tactics. Xi said China is committed to working with other countries to promote a conducive international environment for development and to create new drivers for global development. The US has imposed sanctions on several Chinese high technology companies, including telecommunications equipment company Huawei. China alleges that its purpose is to stop its development.
Xi said China is one of the biggest beneficiaries of globalization as it has emerged as the world’s largest exporter of goods, which propelled it to become the world’s second largest economy. He said that the country would move fast towards building a modern economy.
Preparations being made to fight for the army
“We will upgrade the command system for joint operations and expand our systems and capabilities for surveillance and early warning, joint strikes, combat zone cooperation and integrated logistical support,” Xi said. Xi’s remarks assume significance amid China’s growing military operations in the resource-rich Indo-Pacific region. China claims almost all of the disputed South China Sea, although Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam claim parts of it. Beijing has built artificial islands and military installations in the South China Sea. China also has territorial disputes with Japan in the East China Sea.
“We will be able to deploy our forces on a regular basis and in a variety of ways, and our forces will maintain both a firm and flexible stance in our operations,” Xi said. It will enable us to shape our security positions, resist and manage crises and conflicts, and win local wars.’ “We will strengthen the unity between the army and the government, and between the army and the people,” he said.
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