A Chinese military band member plays in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as part of a ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the Communist Party. Photo: EPA

Not our backyard: China will protect interests but not run ‘one-man show’ in Asia, Xi Jinping says

President tries to salve regional fears about Beijing’s assertiveness while stressing determination to protect national interests

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A Chinese military band member plays in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as part of a ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the Communist Party. Photo: EPA
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