Fifty-six air routes connect Hainan with Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, and international destinations like Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany.
"My grandfather, who was a surgeon, left some money for us to be educated overseas," Mackerras said. "I had already got a taste of China back in the 1950s when I was given a scholarship to learn Mandarin in Canberra.
Liu Cigui, Party secretary of Hainan, said Hainan will help showcase China's efforts in building a community with a shared future for mankind and realizing the Chinese dream of national revitalization.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said during a panel discussion with a group of NPC deputies on Wednesday that revising parts of the Constitution represent a major decision by the Central Committee from the overall strategic height of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.
MILAN - Italy's rightwing, anti-immigrant League party, on Monday hailed an unprecedented result scored in general elections held on Sunday.
The move towards "capsule hotel" or "pod hostel" accommodation, which first emerged in some of Asia's largest cities, meets the demand for accommodation in high-density urban areas.
Mahamadou Issoufou, president of Niger; Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president of Equatorial Guinea; Faustin Archange Touadera, president of Central African Republic; Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Iraqi President Fuad Masum; Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, president of Mauritania; King Tupou VI of Tonga; Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah; Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, prime minister of Bahrain; Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica; Frank Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji; Peter O'Neill, prime minister of Papua New Guinea; Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait; Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; Qatari Deputy Emir Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani; Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive of Afghanistan; Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei; Emomali Rahmon, president of Tajikistan; Sooronbai Jeenbekov, president of Kyrgyzstan; Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of Portugal; Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari; Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan; Igor Dodon, president of Moldova; Idriss Deby Itno, president of Chad; King Letsie III of Lesotho; Danny Faure, president of Seychelles; Patrice Trovoada, prime minister of Sao Tome and Principe; and Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, prime minister of Samoa.
After the 2018 Government Work Report was delivered to the first session of the 13th National People's Congress, ministries elaborated on key points related to China's economy at news conferences on the sidelines of the annual session of the NPC.
BEIJING - The Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief Wednesday called on people across the Taiwan Straits to work together for the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations and peaceful reunification of the motherland.