World

Empowered Xi Jinping Says China Ready To Fight 'Bloody Battle'

Beijing: President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech on Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country's readiness to fight "the bloody battle" to regain its rightful place in the world.

Xi's address capped an annual session of the National People's Congress that paved the way for him to rule for life, as China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong pushes through his vision of guiding the country through a "new era" of unrivalled global military and economic supremacy.

Days after President Donald Trump signed new rules allowing top-level US officials to travel to Taiwan, Xi warned that Beijing would defend its "one China principle", which sees the self-ruling island as its territory awaiting reunification.

"All acts and tricks to separate the country are doomed to fail and will be condemned by the people and punished by history," Xi said.

But he also sought to address concerns about ambitious Chinese development projects abroad, saying they "will not pose a threat to any country."


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

Xi used the speech to espouse his vision of realising the "rejuvenation of the Chinese nation" -- the "greatest dream" of the world's second-largest economy.

"The Chinese people have been indomitable and persistent, we have the spirit of fighting the bloody battle against our enemies to the bitter end," he said.

But his speech was also a reminder that the Communist Party, more than ever, reigns over the country's affairs.

"History has already proven and will continue to prove that only socialism can save China," he said.-AFP

Acid attack injures three girls in Pakistan

Gujrat: Three motorcycle-borne men threw acid on two sisters and their friend in Gujrat city's of Dang district in Punjab province of Pakistan.The gir...

People in NY hold 'Justice Rally' to extend support to rape victims in India

New York: A New York City-based Hindu organization marched to the Union Square, here, to demand justice for the recent rape victims of Kathua, Unnao, ...

Afghan security forces foil explosion plot

Kabul : The Afghan security forces have thwarted a plot by the militants to detonate an improvised explosive device in Afghan's capital city Kabul.A r...

Former FBI director James Comey makes shocking claims about Trump

Washington: Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James B. Comey, in an interview with ABC News, has unleashed a series of sca...