Xi's speech highlighted Hainan's special advantages -- including its status as China's biggest SEZ, its unique geographic location and the best ecological environment in the country, as reasons to make it a test ground for reform and opening up.
Canada should realize the full potential of its business and economic engagement with Asia, in particular China, according to Stewart Beck, president and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada).
The deepening reform of Party and State institutions are deemed necessary, according to a decision by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on deepening reform of Party and State institutions, which was made public on March 4.
Canada Minister Bill Morneau, who attended the ABLAC 2018 discussion, said that the Liberal government has targeted engagement with China on trade. The 2018 budget tabled last Tuesday in the House of Commons dedicated $75 million over the next five years to "establish a stronger Canadian diplomatic and trade support presence in China and Asia."
Xi said he believed the two sides will make joint efforts to build the Year of China-Russia Local Cooperation and Exchange into a new spotlight for China-Russia relations.