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Communist China at 70

Xi vows to maintain 'stability of Hong Kong and Macao'

ICBM unveiled during 70th anniversary, as leader says 'no force' can stop China

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, attends the celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing on Oct. 1.   © Kyodo

BEIJING -- The Chinese government said on Tuesday that no one could stop the rise of the country as it follows the path set by Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic of China.

In a 10-minute speech celebrating the country's 70th anniversary, President Xi Jinping, dressed in a gray Mao suit, also pledged to uphold the "one country, two systems" principle governing Hong Kong and Macao.

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