China’s relationship with the rest of the world is currently extremely tense. On the anniversary of the communist party, head of state Xi Jinping utters a number of threats.
Beijing – During his speech on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the Communist Party in China, state and party leader Xi Jinping let loose numerous verbal threatening gestures. He warned other countries of a “collision course” with China. Xi Jinping was combative at the mass event in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The Chinese people will never allow foreign forces to “harass, oppress and subjugate” them. And threatened any attempts from abroad with a “great wall of steel”, one would “bump one’s head bloody”.
The party leader received great cheers from the 70,000 invited participants for his pithy words. Xi Jinping made a clear message to the rest of the world. “We will never accept hypocritical sermons from those who believe they have the right to teach us,” affirmed Xi Jinping, categorically rejecting critical foreign interference.
China: State and party leader Xi Jinping calls for a “strong army” for his country
During his one-hour speech, the party leader also advocated the modernization of the Chinese armed forces. “A strong nation must have a strong army,” said Xi Jinping. Nobody should underestimate China’s determination to defend its territorial integrity, stressed the head of state of the People’s Republic.
Based on party founder Mao Tsetung, the Chinese head of state stood with the other leaders of the Communist Party on the balcony of the Tian’anmen Gate at the entrance to the “Forbidden City”. It was there that the “great helmsman” Mao Tsetung proclaimed the founding of the communist people’s republic in 1949. Xi Jinping’s style of clothing was also based on Mao Tsetung.
China: Only minor protests in Hong Kong on the party’s anniversary – police are taking action
Meanwhile, the party anniversary protests largely failed to materialize. Only in Hong Kong did smaller groups of democracy supporters take to the streets. The number of demonstrators, however, was many times lower than at the protest rallies in the previous year. At the same time, around 10,000 police officers were deployed in Hong Kong to stop demonstrations in the Chinese Autonomous Special Administrative Region. Several arrests were made.
Mostly critical voices were heard from abroad around the party anniversary. They accused China of taking too hard a course in Hong Kong, as well as violating human rights, unfair trade practices, and the military behavior towards Taiwan. (kh / dpa)
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