Xi Jinping Warns any Attempt to Split China Is 'Doomed to Fail'
Albanian Daily News
Published March 20, 2018
Xi Jinping laid out his grand vision for China's futureChinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a fervently nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power.
Mr Xi said "achieving total unity" was the "collective hope of all Chinese people" and any attempts to divide it were "doomed to fail".
The speech was a strong warning against any attempt at separatism from places like Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Mr Xi also warned China could not be complacent about its development.
Meanwhile, Premier Li Keqiang used his once-a-year news conference to say China was committed to global co-operation on trade.
He said China would further open up its economy and "ensure that both domestic and foreign firms" were "able to compete on fair terms in China's large market". Chinese officials have made similar pledges in the past.
The premier's comments are a marked contrast to the recent protectionist rhetoric and threats of tariffs from the Trump administration in the US.