Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined a more assertive foreign policy vision during his closely-followed address at the 20th Party Congress in Beijing last Sunday. He made it clear that China’s new foreign policy priorities will focus primarily on competition with the U.S., Taiwan reunification along with strengthening the country’s technological and military capabilities.
Notably, the President mentioned the BRI only in passing during the two-hour address to Global South issues, which isn’t a huge surprise given this speech is largely focused on domestic issues.
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