This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hainan Province and the Hainan Special Economic Zone, as well as the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up of the whole country.
The time is around 5pm and the taxi driver weaves his way through the traffic congested tarred roads but sometimes the traffic jam would get us to a momentary stop as if to allow me to take a photo or just to see the high-rise buildings which seem to tuck in the world’s biggest population.
Turning a corner near a cornfield in Dahan, a village in Tengzhou city, Shandong province, brings visitors to a stone monument bearing the words "Dahan Village Relics", alongside a 3-meter-deep pit that is part of a despoiled ancient tomb.
The government will advance poverty-alleviation initiatives for local-industry development, education and health, and environmental improvement. The government will also target infrastructure construction and the development of public service systems in poor villages, the draft report said.
Comparing the process to "another Long March", Xi warned the whole nation against being satisfied with the status quo, indulging oneself in ease and comfort or letting delight dispel worries.
Earlier this week, the Ministry of National Defense announced its strong opposition to US weapons sales to Taiwan.
The Russian leader said that thanks largely to Xi's personal impetus, Russia-China relations have in recent years reached an unprecedented height and have set an example for developing equality-based and mutually beneficial cooperation between major countries.
Xi called for more effort in achieving the goal of building China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful by the middle of the century.
"The Party is the highest force for political leadership and the fundamental guarantee of the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," Xi said.