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Xi Delivers Blunt Message to U.S. During Meeting With Vietnamese Communist Party Leader

Xi Jinping posing in his role as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China together with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong in Beijing on Monday. Image via the Vietnam News Agency.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping made his first appearance on Monday with a foreign dignitary since embarking on an unprecedented third presidential term in office. Xi, in his role as General Secretary of the Communist Party, met with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong and warned his guest about the dangers of foreign interference.

“The Chinese and Vietnamese parties should never let anyone interfere with our progress or let any force shake the institutional foundation of our development,” said Xi in an apparent reference to the United States.

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