Breakthroughs must be made this year in some key areas of civil-military integration, and reforms in sectors such as arms procurement systems, price setting and a taxation mechanism for weapon businesses should be carried forward, according to the meeting.
"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."
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while presiding over a plenary session of the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development, which he heads.
想想历史，看看现实，真是 “三十年河东、三十年河西”。欧洲各国对中国的喜爱，自然看中的是中国渐鼓的钱袋。当年将中国带入屈辱历史的英国，现在就还指望中国来投资修铁路；欧洲各国还很焦虑，因为他们彼此间还有竞争，毕竟订单就那么多，中国和英国交好，德国法国就有些发慌。但对中国来说，时时让这些国家感受到一点压力和紧张感，其实最有利于中国外交。这种西方对中国的 “格外”友好态度，也算是一百多年来未见之变局。
In China, civil-military integration has become a national strategy and a priority on the leadership's agenda since Xi was elected top Party leader in late 2012.
Announcing a new policy push in January, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling the imposition of a tax, curbs on throwaway items like plastic bags, quality standards and new rules at ports, among other restrictions.
Friday's session reviewed and approved a set of guidelines on civil-military integration, a task list for the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development in 2018, a list for the first civil-military integration demonstration zones, and a road map for the development of these zones.