China will never seek hegemony, expansion: President Xi

Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said that China will remain committed to peaceful development and will never seek hegemony or expansion.

“We Chinese love peace. No matter how much stronger it may become, China will never seek hegemony or expansion,” he said.

“It will never inflict its past suffering on any other nation,” Xi added.

Xi informed that China will cut the number of its troops by 300,000. “The Chinese army is the people’s army. All its officers, men and women must bear in mind their responsibility of serving the people whole-heartedly,” he said.

The president said: “The Chinese people are resolved to pursue friendly relations with all other countries… and make greater contribution to mankind.”

All countries should build a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation, he added.

“All countries should jointly uphold the international order and system underpinned by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter,” Xi said at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

“All countries should build a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation and advance the noble cause of global peace and development,” Xi added.

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