As China and Russia are both major countries in the world, China is willing to continue joining hands with Russia to make their links closer, deepen cooperation, jointly draw blueprint for the development of bilateral ties in a next stage, and lead China-Russia relations into a new era, Xi said.
Breakthroughs must be made this year in some key areas of civil-military integration, and reforms in sectors such as arms procurement systems, price setting and a taxation mechanism for weapon businesses should be carried forward, according to the meeting.
The biggest applause came from the rival AlphaGo, whose evaluation system said Ke played "perfectly" for about the first 50 moves of the game, which was held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province.
This year China will host the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit and the first China International Import Expo.
Xi will chair four major events to be hosted by China at home this year, Wang noted at a news conference on Thursday when asked about the kind of diplomacy conducted by the top Chinese leader.
Then there is the question of legality. No major US news outlet has asked whether the airstrikes are even legal under international law or whether they constitute a violation of the UN Charter.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, attended a panel discussion with deputies of the National People's Congress from the Inner Mongolia autonomous region at the top legislature's annual session in Beijing on Monday.