China's development does't pose threat to any country: Xi

Chinese President Xi, shakes hands with Wang Qishan. Xi Jinping has been reappointed as China's president with no term limits

In a 30-minute fervently nationalistic speech at the close of the National People's Congress, the Communist nation's rubber-stamp Parliament, Xi said "since modern times, rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation has become the biggest dream of our nation".

On the domestic front, Mr Xi in his speech also reiterated that the CCP is the leader of "everything" in China.

In a speech at the end of China's annual session of parliament, Xi told the 3,000-odd delegates that China would push for the "peaceful reunification of the motherland" and work for more Taiwanese to enjoy the opportunities of China's development.

"All will receive the condemnation of the people and the punishment of history". "We are resolved to fight the bloody battle against our enemies, with a strong determination to take our place in the world".

"We are resolved to fight the bloody battle against our enemies. with a strong determination to take our place in the world", Mr Xi told almost 3,000 delegates gathered in the red flag-bedecked Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

While stepped-up Chinese military exercises around Taiwan over the past year have rattled the island, Xi reiterated China's assertion that its rise was not a threat to any country, though China considers Taiwan to be merely a Chinese province not a nation.

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"In the face of national righteousness and the tide of history, all attempts or tricks aimed at dividing the motherland are doomed to failure", Xi said to loud applause.

Coming down hard on supporters for formal independence for Hong Kong and Taiwan, he asserted that "not a single inch of the land" would be separated from China.

Meanwhile, Premier Li Keqiang used his once-a-year news conference to say China was committed to global co-operation on trade.

Now that he has made it possible to be president-for-life, Xi seems determined to bring Taiwan under Beijing's control during his time in office, something that would place him in the history books alongside Mao Zedong, said Willy Lam, an expert in Chinese politics at the Chinese University in Hong Kong.

"There is not that level of personal, emotional engagement", Brown said at a lecture in Beijing while comparing Xi's charisma with Mao recently. "Only those who're given to threatening other people will perceive other people as a threat". "The Communist Party is the supreme political leadership of the country and the fundamental guarantee to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation". During the session the lawmakers chose country's top officials and abolished presidential term limits, allowing Xi to keep power indefinitely.

China was angered by legislation introduced by Donald Trump which encourages exchange visits by high-ranking U.S. and Taiwanese officials, thereby raising the island's diplomatic status.

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