The author is a sinologist, at the Chinese Studies Center of Excellence for the National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan.
China will continue to pursue stable economic growth this year, setting its GDP growth target at around 6.5 percent and reducing its fiscal deficit ratio target to 2.6 percent, according to the annual Government Work Report to be delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on Monday morning.
Also, Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretary-General Rashid Alimov said in a letter that China plays an increasingly important role on the world stage, the Belt and Road Initiative and the community with a shared future for mankind－both proposed by Xi－have been hailed and echoed by the international community, and the SCO Summit in Qingdao in June surely will yield fruitful outcomes.
China's famed Terracotta Warriors will open a four-month set in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, albeit under some tighter security.
Liu said her meeting with the president lasted no more than 10 minutes, after which Xi went to see other elders in the nursing home, but she said it was a great encouragement to them.
During his first year in office, Trump did not back down from his threat to punish China with tariffs, but neither did he put it into practice. His initial priorities were domestic policies such as abolishing “Obamacare” (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implemented by former US president Barack Obama), and introducing tax reform, while foreign policy was dominated by the threat of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear program and continuing wars in the Middle East. In addition, his top advisers were broadly against trade protectionism.
He said the classes make his life richer and fuller. "I just want to tell my peers that it's never too late to start living out your dream," he added.