Friday's session reviewed and approved a set of guidelines on civil-military integration, a task list for the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development in 2018, a list for the first civil-military integration demonstration zones, and a road map for the development of these zones.
The integration of disaster rescue and relief resources will substantially improve China's speed and efficiency in emergency management, said Li Junpeng, another professor of public management at the Chinese Academy of Governance.
While in the central areas of the island, where a number of national-level poverty-stricken counties and cities are located - such as Baisha, Baoting and Wuzhishan - the "poverty reduction plus tourism" model is bringing benefits.
The government will subsidize business training programs and encourage private vocational schools, according to a statement released after an executive meeting of the State Council. College graduates and young migrant workers will receive skills training to help them find jobs or start their own businesses.
The diplomacy to be rolled out by President Xi Jinping as head of state this year will "write a whole new chapter" of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
She said there have been "some true victories" with respect to China's air pollution, but the country still faces major challenges in controlling emissions from vehicles, which are climbing higher even as emissions from coal burning drop.