HAIKOU -- China has decided to support Hainan in developing the whole island into a pilot free trade zone, and gradually exploring and steadily promoting the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has worked toward the overall goal of improving and developing the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics, while modernizing China's system and capacity for governance.
Canada Minister Bill Morneau, who attended the ABLAC 2018 discussion, said that the Liberal government has targeted engagement with China on trade. The 2018 budget tabled last Tuesday in the House of Commons dedicated $75 million over the next five years to "establish a stronger Canadian diplomatic and trade support presence in China and Asia."
BANJUL -- China has offered 400 short term study packages to the Gambia government as part of bilateral education exchange between the two countries, Gambia's information minister, Demba A. Jawo said on Wednesday at a press conference.
"Canadians cannot believe how China has risen so quickly and they are beginning to realize that China is becoming more important to us. We need to engage more with China."
Phoenix Island in Sanya, with its Hawaii-like feel, has one 80,000-ton and two 150,000-ton berths for cruise ships, while Haikou, the provincial capital, has an 80,000-ton berth. Hainan greeted 319 cruises, including Voyager of the Seas and MS Europa 2 - touted as the world's most luxurious cruise ship - which made port calls in Sanya last week.
Xi said he believed the two sides will make joint efforts to build the Year of China-Russia Local Cooperation and Exchange into a new spotlight for China-Russia relations.