"The idea that you just send in the Chinese navy to take over other nations' economic zones or territorial waters, that is not right and it is not fair," he said. "China is a very wealthy country. It is a very powerful country. It does not need to increase its wealth or power at the expense of its poorer and smaller neighbors."
“There must be effective educational remolding and transformation of criminals,” he told officials in heavily Uighur south Xinjiang during a 2014 trip.