China’s head of state and party leader Xi Jinping has once again declared that he is not engaged in power politics. The People’s Republic wants to get along peacefully with its neighbors, never seeks domination and, as a big country, does not bully smaller states, Xi assured at a virtual meeting with ASEAN leaders on Monday. “China will always be ASEAN’s good neighbor, friend, and partner,” Chinese state media quoted Xi as saying. The occasion for the summit was the 30th anniversary of China’s cooperation with the grouping.
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