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Chinese President Vows No Compromise On National Interests

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March 11, 2014 AT 12:23 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday urged the country's armed forces to assume their responsibility courageously in safeguarding national sovereignty and interests. Xinhua quoted Xi as saying: "We expect peace, but we shall never give up efforts to maintain our legitimate rights, nor shall we compromise our core interests, no matter when or in what circumstances." Xi made his remarks while joining a plenary meeting of the People's Liberation Army delegation at the ongoing legislative session. Xi, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission, called on the armed forces personnel to be "firm in faith and loyal in mission."