He said China attaches importance to the positive messages sent by Abe on improving bilateral relationship on a number of occasions since last year, and it is hoped that with joint efforts of both sides, his visit could become an important step for bilateral relationship to return to normal track.
The 33-year-old Australian is actually a student in international relations completing his PhD through Griffith University. He came to Beijing for a cooperative research at Peking University less than two years ago. Such an academic life was just added color with a chance offered by the cultural exchanges project, "I'm in China".
It also called for a long-term mechanism and routine inspections to keep the remaining regulations up to date.
A declassified list released in January still obscured some of the information of the unit's personnel.
It also called for making breakthroughs in key reforms, including in science, technology and industry for defense, equipment procurement, military product pricing, tax revenue and breaking barriers between the military and civilians.
Xi called for joint efforts from those across the Straits to deepen economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation, which will benefit the people and enterprises from Taiwan.