President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin each sent congratulatory messages on Wednesday to the opening ceremony of the Year of China-Russia Local Cooperation and Exchange.
Meanwhile, the administration of immigration affairs, the agency of international development cooperation, the banking and insurance regulatory commission, and the national market supervision administration, are among the newly established administrations affiliated to the State Council, according to the draft plan.
The State institutional reform plan of the State Council, or the cabinet, will be submitted to the on-going first session of the 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature, for deliberations.
"We have three cities among the top 20 in terms of cleanliness in the world, and we have a lot of opportunities to work with China on that everything from water use to air pollution to traffic control and that goes with the clean-tech side of things, so I think that represents a big win-win situation that both countries can work on," said Barton.
China will take strict preventive measures against terrorist activities this year and see them firmly stamped out, Premier Li Keqiang said in this year's Government Work Report.
It is a shared aspiration of all Chinese people to safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and realize China's complete reunification, Xi said.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Xi's election shows the Chinese people's trust and confidence in Xi's vision and wisdom shown in managing national and international affairs, and he believes that the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing in September will achieve great success and push the partnership between Africa and China to a higher level.