China’s Xi takes dig at US in speech to political parties around world – News Vibe24

    China's Xi takes dig at US in speech to political parties around world - Times of India
    BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on political parties around the world to oppose any country embroiled in “technological blockades”, a hint to the United States that sees China as a strategic competitor.
    As US President Joe Biden’s administration has sought support from like-minded democracies, including the European Union and Japan, to coordinate a tougher stance against China, Beijing has doubled in asking for support and reaffirmation from friendly nations. .
    “Together, we must oppose all acts of unilateralism in the name of multilateralism, hegemony and political power,” Xi told a virtual gathering of representatives of 500 parties from 160 countries such as Russia, Zimbabwe, Cuba and Burkina Faso. .
    “Looking at it from the angle of ‘My Country First,’ the world is narrow and full, and often full of intense competition,” Xi said in an apparent reference to former US President Donald Trump’s “first America” ​​policy.
    Xi renewed his call to work towards “building a community with a common future for humanity” and said any country participating in “technological exclusion” and “development disengagement” should be rejected.
    Chinese diplomats have often criticized the United States for allegedly trying to stifle China’s growth by cutting off access to US technology.
    Xi, also general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, spoke at the CPC and World Political Parties Summit, one of many events in Beijing to mark the ruling party’s centenary.
    Tuesday’s virtual rally was intended to help the international community “adapt more quickly to China’s rise” and gain more “understanding, support and comradeship” in Beijing, said Guo Yezhou, vice president of the International Ministry of Foreign Affairs. event.
    China is increasingly concerned about its international image, tarnished by its anger over the initial handling of the Covid-19 epidemic, its maritime and territorial aggression against its neighbors, its repression in Hong Kong and the treatment of ethnic minorities. in Xinjiang and its “wolf-warrior” “diplomats involved in a war of words with critics.
    A survey of 17 advanced economies released last Wednesday by the US-based Pew Research Center found that outlook for China remained broadly negative and confidence in Xi was near historically low.

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