President Xi says 'no force' can shake the Chinese nation

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Oct 01 2019 10:54 AM

Soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen before a giant screen as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019. Jason Lee, Reuters

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping said "no force" can shake the Chinese nation in a speech Tuesday to mark the opening of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in Beijing.

"There is no force that can shake the foundation of this great nation," Xi said, standing alongside party leaders in Tiananmen Square.

"No force that can stop the Chinese people and the Chinese nation forging ahead."