New York: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said that Beijing has “no intention to fight either a cold war or a hot one with any country”. He was addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Xi Jinping said that it was common for countries to have differences, but they should be resolved through dialogue.
“China is the largest developing country in world-committed to peaceful, open, cooperative and common development. We will never seek hegemony, expansion or sphere of influence. We have no intention to fight either cold war or a hot one with any country,” Xi Jinping said in a pre-recorded video statement to the virtual annual gathering of world leaders during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We will continue to narrow differences and resolve disputes with others through dialogue and negotiation. We will not seek to develop only ourselves or engage in a zero-sum game,” Xi Jinping said.
His statements comes at a time when India and China have been engaged in a standoff in the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh.