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.
Sweet potato fields have expanded to 1,800 hectares in Qiaotou, a town of 22,000 residents, and a research institute developing virus-free seedlings there is helping promote better farming practices. Output value from sweet potato harvesting reached 360 million yuan ($57 million) last year. About 310,000 tourists visited Qiaotou in 2017 to enjoy digging up sweet potatoes for themselves last year.
The lack of a regulator was cited by 57.2 percent of the respondents as a major reason for the problems in the industry, while many said weak supervision of the market and poor management of service providers were to blame.
"[I pledge to] be loyal to the country and the people, be committed and honest in my duty, accept the people's supervision and work for a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful," he said.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that allegations of chemical weapons use demand an investigation. And in the past, both the Syrian government and anti-government rebels have both been accused of using chemical weapons.