According to the sources, Beijing is replacing its old DF-11s and DF-15s and deploying its most advanced hypersonic missile DF-17 in the region.
Russia, the chair of the five-nation BRICS, announced on Monday that the annual summit of the bloc will be held on November 17 via video conference.
Xi made the remarks in an exchange of congratulatory messages with his Bangladesh counterpart, Mohammad Abdul Hamid.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wishes his US counterpart Donald Trump, first lady Melania speedy recovery
Trump and Melania were tested for COVID-19 hours after one of their close aides, Hope Hicks, tested positive for coronavirus.
China will never seek expansion, no intention to fight either 'Cold War' or 'hot war': President Xi Jinping
The Chinese president also addressed the issue of the COVID-19 pandemic and international criticism about China's attempts to supress details.
The goal will be a challenge for China, which relies heavily for its electricity on coal, one of the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels.
Xi, already roiling the Communist Party with a "rectification" campaign and mass persecution of foes, will launch "another brutal purge" following the Chinese army's failures on the Indian border.
The visit, if it had taken place, would have come in the backdrop of border tensions between China and India in eastern Ladakh for the last few months.
Xi's remarks come as China faces increasing political and economic pressure from the US, tension along its border with India and push-back from European countries.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is building ports, railways and other infrastructure across not just Asia but also Africa and elsewhere in the developing world.
Japan launched a full-on invasion of China in 1937, marked by urban warfare and atrocities such as the notorious Rape of Nanking.
Xi Jinping calls for building 'new modern socialist' Tibet, build 'impregnable wall' against separatism
Xi Jinping said that the work in Tibet must insist on maintaining the unity of the motherland and strengthening national unity as the focus.
During his visit, Vystrcil is due to meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who is detested by Beijing for her assertions of the island’s independence.
The CPEC, CPEC connecting China's resource-rich Xinjiang province with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar port in Balochistan, is regarded as the flagship project of the multi-billion BRI.
The Chinese President said that he attaches great importance to the development of China-Nepal relations and is willing to work with his Nepali counterpart Bhandari.