Sadly, the concerns expressed by many UNSC members at the Saturday session were not at all reflected in the US mainstream media in the past two days, especially the three major cable networks of CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
Thirty years ago, when Hainan became a province, Boao was a sleepy, unknown fishing town. That was 1988. Even after the first Boao Forum was successfully held in the town in 2001, the name Boao remained obscure.
It has the world's first island-circling high-speed railway, and a perfect network of roads and expressways, making travel across the island possible in three hours.
Zhang Zilin, an NPC deputy and mayor of Suihua in Heilongjiang province, said he was inspired by Xi's speech, which highlighted the great spirit of the Chinese people, the Chinese nation and the Communist Party of China.
Building a modern economic system is essential for China to take the lead in the global scientific revolution and in industrial reform trends, and for China to fulfill its “Two Centenary Goals”, Xi said.
Wong Yuk-Shan, an NPC deputy and president of the Open University of Hong Kong, said he noticed that Xi's words about the Taiwan question "garnered the most long-lasting applause from the legislators".