Amid the upcoming ruling of the International Tribunal over South China Sea dispute, Chinese President Xi Jinping expresses that his country will never compromises on sovereignty.
In his speech on Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Xi also said that it will strengthen its military and enhance its role in the world stage in order to maintain absolute power and influence.
The statements of the leader of the world’s powerful Communist nation come as the regional tensions rises over China’s claims to a huge part of the South China Sea.
The case was brought by the Philippines, another claimant of the territories, before the International Tribunal will down its decision on July 12, but the China insisted that the Permanent Court of Arbitration has no jurisdiction on the said issue and even boycotted all the court’s proceedings.
Xi was known as a leader overseeing a more assertive foreign policy and tighter authoritarian way of leadership since he assumed the highest post in 2012.
He also highlighted the reason on vowing its mandate in maintaining the country’s marked government style, centralized communism.
The president Xi also warns the newly elected Taiwan president Tsai Ying-Weh over skeptic remarks and actions of the latter against China.
Shortly before the ceremony began, a Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic aircraft carrier killer missile towards the mainland, which landed in Taiwan strait according to the report of Taiwanese military.
He also stressed the role of his country in participating “global governance,” suggesting it was seeking a weightier role in International affairs.