BELGRADE - Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a message of congratulations to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on occasion of Sretenje, Serbia's Statehood Day.
The message was handed to Vucic by Chinese Ambassador Li Manchang at a meeting on Thursday.
China on Jan. 26 outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes opened up by global warming.
Chinese president Xi Jinping told his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump that there have been “positive changes” on the Korean peninsula, state media said Jan. 16 following a phone call between the two leaders.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron oversaw the signing on Jan. 9 of business deals worth billions of dollars, seeking better trade ties even as France’s finance minister boasted of rejecting those investments he likened to “pillaging.”
President Xi Jinping has issued a blunt call for China’s military to be ready for war and unafraid to die defending the country, as geopolitical tensions mount in Asia.
Xi told the troops gathered in the Hebei province "to always be ready to fight and sure to win," and that they should fear neither hardship nor death."
According to the Guardian, the move was designed to "further strengthen his political position." The British newspaper also said that the Chinese president "reaffirmed his status as China's most dominant leader since Chairman Mao."