Beijing, Mar 20: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said that China is ready to fight “bloody battles” against its enemies. He added that China would not give up a single inch of its territory.

Speaking at the end of the parliamentary session, which confirmed his re-election as President, Jinping said, “The Chinese people have been indomitable and persistent. We are resolved to fight the bloody battle against our enemies.”

Although Xi didn’t name any of the country’s enemies, he said, “The Chinese people and the Chinese nation have a shared conviction which is not a single inch of our land will be and can be ceded from China.

Experts suggest that Xi Jinping suggested Taiwan. Some, however, also believe that he may have pointed at Arunachal Pradesh which does not belong to China but Beijing insists that it does. Xi told 3,000 legislators that “since modern times, rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation has become the biggest dream of our nation”.

“We have strong capabilities of taking our due place in the world. We have fought for that big dream for about 170 years. Today more than ever the Chinese people are close to that dream, ever more confident and capable of realising the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation today during which the Indian Prime Minister congratulated the Chinese President on his re-election for another five-years.

“Dear President Xi Jinping, congratulations on getting re-elected as the President of the People’s Republic of China,” Modi had said in his message posted in his account on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

“I look forward to working with you for further development of our bilateral relations,” he had said.

With agency inputs