In his speech to the UN General Assembly yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that his country as no intentions to invade or intimidate other countries nor assume a hegemonic role on the world stage, but rather seeks peaceful relations.
The Chinese President also pledged to provide 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine worldwide by the end of the year.
Xi’s speech came shortly after US President Joe Biden mapped out a new era of rivalry, stressing at the same time that Washington was not seeking a new Cold War.
President Xi has vowed that China will stop building coal-fired power plants abroad as part of its fight against climate change and “will intensify its support for other developing countries to boost green energy,” he added in a recorded message, responding to requests from many environmental groups.
Some NGOs have called on Beijing to stop funding such projects abroad.
Xi reiterated that Beijing’s commitment is to achieve a neutral carbon dioxide balance “before 2060”.