Third, Chinese diplomatic and consular missions around the world will slash consular legalization fees as much as two-thirds starting Friday, to save Chinese citizens and businesses more than 10 million yuan every year.
Li Zhenqin, a resident of the Zhonghuazhonglu community of Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, said, "Led by President Xi, we will be more united, harmonious and stable, and our country will be stronger and prosperous."
Zhao also called the "toilet revolution" campaign－building and renovating toilets in tourism resorts and rural areas－a great idea. It demonstrates the government's consideration for even small things related to the people's quality of life.
The second direction is simply an acceptance that China now has a responsibility to frame a common language to deal with issues like environmental ones, global governance, security. The forces of protectionism and isolationism that we have seen in the US and EU in the last few years, and which can be traced back to the shock of the global economic crisis of 2008 and its impact on wealth levels, equality and social development, pull in a different way to those that are likely to best be able to address common problems. It seems that in many places there is an attempt to draw boundaries more tightly, to walk away from even trying to think in an international way, and to complain that the global agenda is no longer one that entirely suits the partners that used to be so keen on it.