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China-USA: It is getting uncomfortable

Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu in Beijing on Thursday: “Improve our combat capability to protect our national interests”.

On the sidelines of the 20th Party Congress in Beijing on Thursday, the focus was on China’s foreign policy. While the title of the event in Beijing may be a bit unwieldy (“Under the leadership of Xi Jinping’s ideas on diplomacy, move forward and strive to break new ground for Chinese-style great power diplomacy”), the message was clear: China will continue its increasingly aggressive foreign policy under President Xi Jinping. Or to put it in the words of Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu: To dare to fight is the spiritual character of Chinese diplomacy.

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