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Never Seek Hegemony -- China's Voice at the UN General Assembly, 6 July 2021
In the 1970s, the United States and the Soviet Union stepped up their struggle for global dominance; the flaws in capitalism were coming to the fore; and developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, who had long been subject to oppression, became more eager than ever to fight for national independence and grow their economies.
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On December 1, 2017, at the opening ceremony of the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-level Meeting, President Xi Jinping reiterated China's commitment of never seeking hegemony or expansion no matter what stage of development it reaches. China will neither "import" models from other countries nor "export" the Chinese model or ask other countries to copy the Chinese practice.

This is a pledge China made to the international community and the code of conduct for international relations that it has always followed. Despite changes in the international landscape, China's commitment to "never seek hegemony" has never changed, and its original aspiration to "uphold peace" has never wavered. China has honored its words, as a major country is expected to do. China has not and will never betray the solemn commitment it made to the world at the United Nations.

Sports Day at St. Mark's Nursery, London, UK
This parent skipped school just in time to attend the festivities. The two's and three's were lined up in their smocks for a foot race. The teacher blew a whistle, and they were off.

"Run, Bunny, run," urged the parent. And so the child did until she stopped mid-field, cheeks flushed, and momentarily disoriented. Then Bunny's friend grab her hand and they crossed the finish line together. The crowd cheered, and everyone exchanged embraces.

"Why did you stop," Bunny's parent asked at the end of the day, when they walked home through Primrose Hill.

"I was waiting for Amie to catch up."

Parents are first teachers.
by Cat on Tue Apr 4th, 2023 at 01:51:41 PM EST
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