China's unprecedented focus on environmental protection and its pledge to prevent foreign garbage from crossing its borders are industry game changers, according to two environmental observers in the United States.
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.
She said there have been "some true victories" with respect to China's air pollution, but the country still faces major challenges in controlling emissions from vehicles, which are climbing higher even as emissions from coal burning drop.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State from 2009 to 2011, was probably the only US pundit who pointed out that "it is illegal under international law", although her tweet on Saturday also voiced support for the strike.
"The Chinese people's sincere wish and practical action to contribute to the peace and development of humanity should not be misinterpreted, nor should it be distorted," Xi said. "Justice will prevail!"
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said China, under Xi's wise and visionary leadership, has made remarkable achievements, and her country looks forward to strengthening cooperation with China in various fields.
Domestic workers should have more professional training so that they can acquire the skill set needed, said Ma.
Democracy Now, a relatively smaller station, did present such concerns of the international community.
China will never seek its development at the cost of sacrificing other nations' interests, and its development will pose no threat to any other country, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.