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China ‘opposes foreign interference’ in Hong Kong after EU steps up pressure over law.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met via video link with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, China and the European Union have supported and helped each other, Xi said, noting that China is willing to join hands with the European side to push for a more stable and mature relationship in the post-pandemic era and lift their ties to a new height.
“China wants peace instead of hegemony,” said Xi, stressing that China is not only a country with a long history, but also a developing country full of vitality.
“The starting point of all our policies and work is to enable the Chinese people to live a happy life. We will steadfastly follow the path of peaceful development,” Xi said, noting that China presents “opportunities, rather than threats.”
China faces trust deficit too because the oldest civilization lust to leap its border across Central Asian countries South Asian nation is not latent.
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