Xi says Asia-Pacific no one's backyard

A logo of APEC 2022 is pictured in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 16, 2022. The 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 18-19. (Photo: Xinhua)

BANGKOK, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the Asia-Pacific is no one's backyard and should not become an arena for big power contest.

No attempt to wage a new Cold War will ever be allowed by the people or by our times, he said in a written speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit.