"Thirty years ago, it took a full day to reach Haikou from Sanya, which lies at the southern tip of the island, but now it takes less than two hours by high speed train, and there are other choices," said Hua Zetian, a rice-breeding expert who has worked in Hainan for 30 years.
In some senses, this notion of a shared future points in two directions. For Chinese leaders, it is a declaration of legitimate interests – as a fifth of humanity, as the world's second largest economy, as the world's third largest country in terms of size, China has to have a major voice, and be a large stakeholder, in discussing, framing, and then contributing to managing and solving global issues. In that sense, the notion of a statement of the obvious. A global issue will need China to be involved in it, otherwise it isn't global. And for that reason alone, China has a legitimate right to express its opinion, and to be heard. We have to remember that in some parts of modern history, that wasn't the case. China was listened to and wasn't heard. Now it certainly is.
实际上，当时的看法有些too youngtoo simple了。正当叶利钦领导下的俄罗斯全面拥抱西方时，西方却没有真心诚意地接纳这位小伙伴。俄罗斯听西方的话采取“休克疗法”实行市场经济，结果经济严重衰退；同时，西方在给俄提供经济援助方面往往口惠而实不至，如1992年西方提出的给俄240亿美元援助实际只兑现了一半。
Behind these accomplishments have been the wisdom and leadership capabilities demonstrated by Xi, and his skills as a statesman.
"I am so lucky to be part of such a great age led by a great man," said Yu Zhigang, a National People's Congress deputy. "The unanimous vote showed that as our leader, Xi has our full support and trust and bears our high expectation."
During Monday's discussion, she talked about villagers' efforts to plant produce that brings them a higher income, such as carrots and traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. Xi asked her questions from time to time.