Xi said the passing year has seen important progress in the development of the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, adding that the two sides have shown firm support for each other on questions concerning their respective core interests and reaped key early harvest in linking the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative with Russia's Eurasian Economic Union.
Xi made the pledge in his New Year greeting message to Putin. In the message, Xi, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, extended his sincere greetings and wishes to Putin and the Russian people.
Liu said she has spent more than 1,000 yuan ($150) buying new clothes and shoes since the modeling team was set up in early 2014. Among her purchases was a qipao, a traditional Chinese dress.
The two countries have conducted rather effective coordination in international affairs, which has been an important contribution to handling global hot spot issues, he said.