Abe and Shindo said that their visits were not to hurt the feelings of Chinese and Koreans and should not become a diplomatic issue. They even said the purpose of their visits was peace.
Should the CPC leadership have failed to consolidate its purpose in this way, it could have been vulnerable to weakness in resolve, inadequacy in its governing capability, detachment from the general public and corruption from within.
The public oath of allegiance to the Constitution made by Xi and the other elected State leaders－a ceremony held for the first time in history－reinforced the leadership's dedication to fulfilling their duties for the good of the Party, the country and the people.
Reflecting both the will of the Party and the Chinese people, it is conducive to maintaining and strengthening the Party's overall leadership over the governance of the country, laying a solid political and organizational foundation for the prospering of the nation.
Globalization, the historic process which has brought different countries and peoples closer over the past two centuries, is now under attack and regarded with growing doubts. Isolationism is rising, along with trade protectionism and economic chauvinism.
The report polled over 2,000 business executives responsible for R&D and product development from 20 countries and regions, to gauge their perception on the evolving state of innovation across the globe.