Xi was addressing a UN conference- Leaders' Summit of the 15th meeting of Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity- via a video link in Beijing.
Underlying the theme song of new China, stability and common prosperity is an existential fear.
Self-governed Taiwan, which has never formally declared independence, lives under the constant threat of invasion by China, which views the island as its territory and has vowed to one day seize it.
Zhou, a former public security minster, was one of nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the Communist Party's top body, under Xi's predecessor, President Hu Jintao.
Germany, which has close economic ties to China, got a wake-up call last week when China rejected its request for a port call for the frigate Bavaria.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the UN General Assembly.
More than 100 Heads of State and Government, as well as Foreign Ministers and diplomats, will participate in person in the annual General Debate.
Xi asks SCO countries to encourage Afghanistan to have inclusive political framework, shun terrorism
China, which has maintained contacts with the Taliban before and after it took over power in Kabul in mid-August, has announced a USD 31 million aid for food and vaccines for Afghanistan.
Xi visited Nyingchi, the Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh in July, becoming the first Chinese President to visit the remote border areas in Tibet.
Biden initiated the call with Xi, the second between the two leaders since Biden took office.
BRICS countries important force on international stage to be reckoned with: China President Xi Jinping
Xi also announced that China will donate 100 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries by the end of 2021.
The theme of this year's summit was 'Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus.'
The 6th plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee will be held in Beijing in November, the party's high power Politburo meeting announced on Tuesday.
As per the new curriculum, the primary schools will focus on cultivating the love for the country, the CPC and socialism.
The document stresses strengthening the CPC's leadership for the building of a government based on the rule of law.