onsdag 21. mars 2018

China’s New ‘Helmsman’ Offers a Strident Nationalist Message

President Xi Jinping, closing out a legislative meeting that took on the trappings of an extended coronation, struck a stridently nationalist note on Tuesday as he warned against challenges to China over Taiwan, Hong Kong or other regions where Beijing’s claims to sovereignty are contested. “All maneuvers and tricks to split the motherland are sure to fail,” Mr. Xi said. “Not one inch of the territory of the great motherland can be carved off from China.”
His nationalist message, including a restatement of the “One China” principle that China views as a nonnegotiable basis for its relations with the United States, came as China ended a 16-day meeting of its legislature, the National People’s Congress.