Xi says China "will never pursue hegemony"

September 29, 2015

Responding to concerns over its growing military might and territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region, China's President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday that "China will never pursue hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence". Xi also pledged 8,000 troops for a U.N. peacekeeping standby force. (Photo: Reuters)

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"China will never pursue hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence," Chinese President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, "except for the entire South China Sea. For now."

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