China Vows Not to Impose its Will on other Nations
BBC – Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will never seek to impose its will on other nations, no matter how strong it becomes.
Mr Xi was speaking in Beijing as he hosted leaders from India and Myanmar (Burma) for a weekend of talks.
Many of China’s neighbours are embroiled in territorial disputes with Beijing.
They are concerned about China’s growing military spending and what some see as its increasing assertiveness.
The speech came on the 60th anniversary of a mutual non-aggression and non-interference agreement signed with India and what was then Burma.
“China does not subscribe to the notion that a country is bound to seek hegemony when it grows in strength,” he said.
“Hegemony or militarism is not in the genes of the Chinese. China will unswervingly pursue peaceful development because it is good for China, good for Asia and good for the world.”
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