The site in Xi'an City where the statues were excavated along with clay chariots and horses has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is now part of a museum.
Xi made the remarks while meeting Vincent Siew, honorary chairman of the Taiwan-based Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation, who is attending the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference.
Most of the country's clean energy, including solar and wind energy, is in western China. However, the energy consumption market is too small in the region. Meanwhile, the current inadequate electric power transmission capability fails to distribute this to other parts of the country, which results in great losses, he said.
The first salvo in this battle was the imposition of an additional 25 percent duty on steel and an additional 10 percent on aluminum imports from all countries apart from its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico, starting on March 23. The US has backed down on these tariffs in the case of some allies, but not in the case of China, because it wants to stop what it sees as China flooding the world with cheap steel.