China will ’never seek hegemony,’ Xi says in reform speech

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China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as global concerns persist over the country’s growing economic influence.

  • BEIJING – Associated Press
  • Hurriyet

During a speech to mark 40 years of market reforms, Xi repeated China’s commitment to a multilateral trading system and further opening of its economy.

However, he did not announce any new initiatives to counter a slowing economy and trade frictions with the United States.

The Chinese leader said China would not develop “at the expense of other countries’ interests.”

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