Over the five years since Xi was elected general secretary of the CPC Central Committee at the 18th Party National Congress in November 2012, much has been achieved in economic development, social progress and diplomacy.
On the first anniversary of his premiership on Dec 26, Abe chose to visit the Yasukuni Shrine, where 14 notorious Class-A WWII war criminals are enshrined. It was the first such visit by a sitting Japanese prime minister in seven years.
In fact, the presence of 2,000 US troops in Syria is also illegal under international law and the UN Charter because the sovereign Syrian government has never authorized it.
Alex Wang, assistant professor at the School of Law of the University of California, Los Angeles, said, "The Chinese leadership's focus on environmental protection has never been higher."
"As a diversified enterprise, logistics is one of the largest sectors at HNA Group. The collaboration with a Singaporean company will help HNA to expand its global logistics coverage," Li Xiaojin, a professor of aviation economics at Civil Aviation University in Tianjin, said.
In the face of this widening wealth gap, politicians in some Western countries have failed so far to look inward in search of solutions. Instead, they look outside for scapegoats, blaming foreign countries for job losses and cashing in on domestic populism.