Xi Jinping, China’s president, during the unveiling of the Communist Party of China’s new Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. President Xi Jinping stacked China’s most powerful body with his allies, giving him unfettered control over the world’s second-largest economy. Bloomberg  

ABC News: China’s Xi blames US for ‘containment and suppression’ amid tensions  

The president’s remarks came during the annual National People’s Congress. 

 On the sidelines of China’s annual National People’s Congress this week, both Chinese President Xi Jinping and newly promoted Foreign Minister Qin Gang aired their respective frustrations at the United States. 

In a closed-door session with delegates from China’s private sector Monday, Xi made a rare direct reference to the United States when blaming Washington for his nation’s economic challenges. 

In the Chinese-language readout of the meeting from the Xinhua News Agency, Xi said, “The Western countries led by the United States have implemented all-round containment, containment and suppression on our country, bringing unprecedented severe challenges to the our development.” 

The criticism does not appear in the English-language version.  

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WNU Editor: I am not surprised to hear these remarks from the Chinese President. Everyone else in China has been saying the same thing for a very long time. 

A prediction. We are in a cycle where tensions will continue to escalate, and the actions of both sides are now rapidly approaching a point where it will be impossible for either side to de-escalate. 

Chinese President Xi Issues A Rare Rebuke Of The U.S.  

Chinese President Xi Jinping issues rare rebuke of US for ‘suppression against us’ — Washington Examiner

Xi Rallies China to Overcome ‘Containment’ in Direct Shot at US — Bloomberg

Xi Jinping hits out at US as he urges China’s private firms to ‘fight’ alongside Communist Party — CNN

China lashes out at US, warns of ‘conflict and confrontation’ — AFP