The group also had a parallel information-gathering operation looking at reports detailing experiments on live humans using biological organisms - anthrax, plague and glanders (an infectious disease that occurs mostly in horses but can affect humans and other animals).
Led by the CPC, China established socialism as its basic system and gradually created the system for the function of Party and State institutions with Chinese characteristics after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. The Party has actively advanced the reform of Party and State institutions and gradually optimized and standardized their functions, it said.
He said the event is aimed at strengthening connections and mutually beneficial cooperation between local governments on both sides.
"We have three cities among the top 20 in terms of cleanliness in the world, and we have a lot of opportunities to work with China on that everything from water use to air pollution to traffic control and that goes with the clean-tech side of things, so I think that represents a big win-win situation that both countries can work on," said Barton.
Liu said she and her colleagues spent seven years going through archives in the US to collect scattered wartime files left by Japanese forces.
The people-centered governance philosophy is the core of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, he said.