India, April 20 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for a rejection of hegemonic powers in global governance, saying there should be no "bossing" and "meddling" in another country's affairs.

The Chinese president's statement comes amid rising China-US tensions over wide-ranging issues, including Beijing's role in Xinjiang, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

In state-to-state relations, the principles of equality, mutual respect and mutual trust must be put front and centre, Xi said.

"Bossing others around or meddling in others' internal affairs would not get one any support," Xi said, addressing the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) over video link.

Xi criticised efforts by some countries - without naming any - to "build barriers" and...