In presenting the Government Work Report to the annual session of the National People's Congress, Premier Li Keqiang said the notion that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets" has been followed with resolute action and intensity as never before to strengthen environmental protection.
Chengmai, about 60 kilometers from the provincial capital of Haikou, is one of the regions that has reaped benefits from restructuring local farming. "Our Qiaotou brand sweet potatoes sell well in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as markets in Japan and Canada," said Wang Wenke, head of Changtang village in Qiaotou town, Chengmai－an area known for its rich soil and the longevity of its locals.
The diplomacy to be rolled out by President Xi Jinping as head of state this year will "write a whole new chapter" of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
In his speech, Xi said it is a systematic project to build a higher-quality economy, and one that requires comprehensive planning and long-term vision.
And that includes the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which has long justified its development of nuclear weapons against the military threat from the US.