China Posing No Threat to Other Countries - President Xi

China Posing No Threat to Other Countries - President Xi

"We will devote more energy and take more concrete measures in developing socialist democracy, upholding the unity of Party leadership, the running of the country by the people, and law-based governance, building a country of socialist rule of law, promoting the modernization of China's system and capacity for governance, consolidating and developing the broadest possible patriotic united front, to ensure that people enjoy the democratic rights in a broader, fuller and more genuine way", said Xi.

Speaking in front of almost 3,000 members of the National People's Congress, he added: "All acts and tricks to split the motherland are doomed to failure and will be condemned by the people and punished by history!"

He also warned against Taiwanese separatism or attempts to split China.

"There is a distinct danger now that there may well be a return to the Maoist style of leadership symbolised by the dissolution of collective responsibility and the concentration of power under one person", said Joseph Cheng, a long-time observer of Chinese politics now retired from the City University of Hong Kong.

"All acts and tricks to separate the country are doomed to fail and will be condemned by the people and punished by history", Xi told almost 3,000 delegates assembled at the imposing Great Hall of the People facing Tiananmen Square.

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President Xi Jinping has reiterated that China's development is no threat to other nations, even as the U.S. called it a "main threat".

Modi said that Xi's re-election shows that he enjoys the support of the whole Chinese nation, state-run Xinhua news agency said in a report.

Xi did not specify whether the remark was limited to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other regions of China fighting to liberate themselves from the Communist Party, including Xinjiang on the nation's western border and Tibet, home to a thriving Buddhist opposition.

The call comes ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit to be held in June in China where Modi and Xi are likely to meet on the sidelines.

During its session, China's National People's Congress has ratified the constitutional amendment removing decades old two-term limit for President and Vice President paving the way for Xi to continue in power for life.

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MR XI, on challenges China faces overseas.

Jinping, who can rule for life after scrapping presidential term limits, said: "Every inch of our great motherland absolutely cannot and absolutely will not be separated from China".

China will deepen its reform and opening up, he said, adding that China, while realising its own development, will make greater contribution to the common development and progress of the world, he said.

"Only those who are accustomed to threatening others will see everyone as a threat", he added.

It gave a near-unanimous approval to the sweeping changes, with 2,958 votes in favour, and only two votes against, according to South China Morning Post.

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