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Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:08 AM

China's Xi Swipes at U.S. for Acting Like 'Boss of the World'

Chinese President Xi Jinping took a veiled swipe at the U.S. in a strongly worded speech, saying no country should “be allowed to do whatever it likes and be the hegemon, bully or boss of the world.”

Pushing for developing countries to have a greater role in world affairs, Xi said the United Nations could be “more balanced” and called for the “international order underpinned by international law,” the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing remarks made at a meeting commemorating the world body’s 75th anniversary. He said countries must not be “lorded over by those who wave a strong fist at others.”

“There must be no practice of exceptionalism or double standards,” Xi said. “Nor should international law be distorted and used as a pretext to undermine other countries’ legitimate rights and interests or world peace and stability.”

Xi is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly via video link later Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump is also among world leaders expected to address the annual summit in New York.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-22/china-s-xi-swipes-at-u-s-for-acting-like-boss-of-the-world

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