Xi paid great attention to the development of new strategic industries in such areas as the new generation of IT technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, low-carbon development, biologically based pharmaceuticals, the digital economy, new materials and the oceanic economy.
Currently, both China and Russia are at a crucial period of national development and rejuvenation. This year is the first year for implementing the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (in October 2017) and also marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the policy of reform and opening-up to the world (in 1978), Xi said.
This is the first time China has sent an archeological team to carry out systematic archeological work in an Arab country. China and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement for the excavation in December 2016.
The 733-hectare Lingshui modern agriculture demonstration zone on the east coast, launched in 2015, has played an active role in showcasing the importance of technology in farming. A vertical farming system introduced from Singapore can now produce 27.5 tons of vegetables per mu (0.066 hectare) a year versus output from traditional farming of just 4 tons.
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 called for firm determination and great courage in phasing out industries and companies with high levels of pollution and emissions, which reserves space for the development of new industries.