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Xi Jinping vows to fight separatism and any attempts to split territory from China

n a speech on Friday, President Xi Jinping underscored Beijing's recent interpretation of Hong Kong's Basic Law, a move that blocked two pro-independence lawmakers in the city from taking office. Xi's message also took aim at Taiwan and any ideas its leaders have about independence from mainland China: "All activities that intend to divide the country will certainly be firmly opposed by all Chinese people," he said. "We will never allow anyone, any organization, any party to split off any tract of territory from China anytime, or in any way."
9 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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