This enabled those in Beijing and surrounding areas to enjoy many clear, blue-sky days this past winter, in sharp contrast with the heavy air pollution seen just a year ago.
Transactions on China's mobile payment systems were worth $32 trillion in 2017, almost 30 percent more than in 2016, according to People's Bank of China, the central bank. The number of mobile financial transactions totaled $37.6 billion, up 46 percent year-on-year.
Xi said he was aware of people's major concerns, such as education, employment, incomes, social security, medical care, security in old age, housing and the environment.
China and Russia have also maintained close and effective coordination in international and regional affairs, and have made important contributions in preserving world peace and stability, Xi said.
Three former minister-level officials have been charged with bribery, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Monday.
Pakistan is among 26 founding countries of the Boao Forum for Asia, established in 2001. The name Boao comes from a small town of fishermen in Hainan Province in southern China. The Boao Forum has been regularly held in March or April every year since 2002. It is a forum for discussing issues and problems, as well as an exchange of ideas among Asian countries. Usually heads of state, ministers, senior officials, scientists, economists, social activists, politicians and media personnel attend this forum. It is a non-profit organization and was initially only open to Asia-Pacific countries. Today membership has grown from 26 in 2001 to 80, itself a major achievement