President Xi will address the forum this year. His presence will ensure all initiatives or decisions made during BFA will be implemented fully. The continuation of policies and sustainability of initiatives will be ensured, and the dream of Asian countries will come true.
The Chinese president also noted that the strategic and major projects of the two countries have been steadily moving forward, and the cooperation in innovation and agriculture, as well as people-to-people and media exchanges, have been flourishing.
Increased use of natural gas is a key part of plans to reach the national priority goals of creating an ecological civilization and higher-quality growth. These goals were stressed at the recent two sessions meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing.
China may be tempted to again respond in kind. But since it "only" imported a total of $131 billion of goods from the US in 2017, it may limit its direct retaliation options. Nonetheless, China can retaliate via other channels, including sales of US Treasuries, or by disrupting supply chains that are essential to US businesses.
Noting that 2018 and 2019 will be the years of cooperation and exchanges between the two countries at local levels, Xi said the events will surely boost local exchanges between China and Russia and help develop the popularity of the idea that the two sides share a long-standing friendship and seek common development and prosperity.
People from Taiwan business circles should firmly uphold the 1992 Consensus and oppose "Taiwan independence", said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.