"We have struck out hard against air pollution, achieving a drop of over 30 percent in the average density of fine particulate matter in key areas," he said. "We will completely prohibit garbage from being brought into China."
The 733-hectare Lingshui modern agriculture demonstration zone on the east coast, launched in 2015, has played an active role in showcasing the importance of technology in farming. A vertical farming system introduced from Singapore can now produce 27.5 tons of vegetables per mu (0.066 hectare) a year versus output from traditional farming of just 4 tons.
Friday's meeting was the third gathering of the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development, which was founded in January last year by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. It was the first time the top leadership had established a body dedicated to civil-military integration.
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.
Xu, the agricultural official, said Hainan will accelerate agricultural standardization to realize comprehensive high efficiency production. It will cultivate 30 leading sectors in planting, aquaculture and processing while developing 30 key products to upgrade the competitiveness of quality Hainan farm produce.