Although the mainland maintained its place as the largest market in size for the past three years and continues enjoying robust economic growth, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region made a significant leap up the ranks from ninth last year to sixth. It is now ahead of Sweden (seventh), the United Kingdom (eighth) and Japan (ninth).
"Adding the constitutional provision on upholding and strengthening overall Party leadership from the perspective of the very nature of China's socialist system is conducive to boosting the awareness of the Party's leadership among all the Chinese people, effectively integrating the Party's leadership with the entire process and all aspects of the country's work, and ensuring the Party and the country's undertakings to always forge ahead in the correct direction," it read.
Xi stresses that Chinese people well aware that unity is power and driving force to move the nation forward, adding it is impossible for a divided and fractured nation to advance.
“It was very clearly a human finger bone - it was instant excitement,” said Groucutt. The bone was found near fossils of hippos and buffalos, suggesting the now arid area was once a vast wetland.
Also, Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretary-General Rashid Alimov said in a letter that China plays an increasingly important role on the world stage, the Belt and Road Initiative and the community with a shared future for mankind－both proposed by Xi－have been hailed and echoed by the international community, and the SCO Summit in Qingdao in June surely will yield fruitful outcomes.
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