Pakistan has always been a strong supporter of the forum, actively participating every year. Most of our presidents and prime ministers have attended. This year, Prime Minister H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, along with senior ministers and senior officials, will participate in the forum which will be held from April 8 to 11. The Pakistan embassy in Beijing has established temporary camp offices in Boao and Sanya cities, to facilitate participation of Pakistani delegates.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Xi's election shows that the Chinese people and the Communist Party of China are confident of Xi's brilliant leadership and the grand plan for the future, and he believes that Xi will lead the Chinese nation to achieve great rejuvenation and promote international peace and justice.
China is the world's largest investor in artificial intelligence, while cities nationwide are opening innovation incubation centers and shared workspaces alongside plans to build smart, green infrastructure and transport systems.
Following Xi's visit, managers of the nursing home, which has more than 600 residents, gave more attention to services and encouraged the retirees to have more entertainment activities. A chorus was begun, and Liu set up a fashion modeling team, she said.
I use the WeChat app - the closest Western equivalent is WhatsApp - because my co-workers do. It never crashes and it also has a good sense of humor with its animated GIFs, or "sticker gallery". The call function is very responsive (although you have to be careful, because if you don't hit voice call, your face and that of the recipient's quickly pop on screen).
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Xi's election fully demonstrated that Chinese people have strong confidence in Xi's leadership capability. Noting that bilateral ties are gaining new momentum, Duterte said mutually beneficial cooperation will be strengthened.
Actions speak louder than words. On many occasions in the past year, Xi visited poor rural families, urged officials to serve the people, and warned against undesirable work styles, including bureaucracy and formalism, which may harm people's interests.
"We hope giving modeling performances can help relieve the psychological pressure of aging, so we can become old with elegance."