He called on all political parties, people's organizations, ethnic groups and people of all sectors to rally closely around the CPC Central Committee and march forward with one heart and one mind.
Transactions on China's mobile payment systems were worth $32 trillion in 2017, almost 30 percent more than in 2016, according to People's Bank of China, the central bank. The number of mobile financial transactions totaled $37.6 billion, up 46 percent year-on-year.
The innovation demonstration zones of national military-civilian integration should focus on institutional innovation, the meeting stressed, urging the solving of systematic obstacles, structural contradictions and policy issues that affect and hinder military-civilian integration.
The Republic of Korea's President Moon Jae-in said it is hoped that China will realize the Chinese Dream early under Xi's leadership and make greater contributions to peace and development in Northeast Asia and the world. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-ROK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and Moon said he would like to work with Xi to take the bilateral ties to greater maturity and into a new era.
The spacecraft has a thick carbon-composite shield of 4.5 inches (11.43 centimeters) to withstand the sun's heat which can reach nearly 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1371 degrees Celsius).
The meeting urged "prioritizing key areas, having the perseverance to hammer away until a task is done, and making full efforts to complete all tasks in 2018."
Over the past thousands of years, the Chinese people have been united and stuck together through thick and thin, built a united country with various nationalities, developed harmonious relationships between 56 diverse and interwoven ethnic groups and formed a big Chinese family where they keep watch for and help defend each other, Xi said.
The author is a sinologist, at the Chinese Studies Center of Excellence for the National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan.