Xi Jinping lays out vision of fortress China against tense rivalry with the U.S.

Chinese President Xi Jinping’sspeech on the opening day of this week’s ruling party meeting charts a course

The U.S. hinged to a dark vision of a China beset by “external attempts to suppress and contain” it.

Xi on Sunday outlined an aggressive foreign policy as he detailed his "work report," a document

That sets out domestic and foreign policy priorities for the Chinese Communist Party for the next five years.

Xi spoke at the opening of the 20th Party Congress, a gathering of more than 2,000 CCP officials

who are widely expected to endorse him for a third term as the country’s paramount leader.

Xi channeled that pessimism by referring to “external attempts to blackmail, contain, blockade, and exert maximum pressure on China.”