It's not surprising that innovation is one of the key areas of the two sessions. Among the goals outlined in this year's Government Work Report to the National People's Congress were to boost the sharing economy and encourage Chinese students abroad to return home to pursue business and other innovative ventures.
Forbes' 100 World's Most Innovative Companies for 2017 included six Chinese enterprises: No 4 Shanghai RAAS Blood Products (between No 3 Amazon and No 5 Netflix); No 24 Tencent; No 47 Kangde Xin Composite Material Group; No 55 Ctrip; No 60 Baidu; and No 82 Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine. These innovative companies also have the benefit of the world's largest market. For example, Tencent's WeChat reached 1 billion users this month.
Efforts should be made to adhere to the "1992 Consensus," which embodies the one-China principle, and resolutely oppose separatist activities advocating "Taiwan independence," Liu noted.
The author is a sinologist, at the Chinese Studies Center of Excellence for the National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The growing appeal of the CODE Pod Hostel formula comes as the number of trips to Edinburgh by Chinese nationals has consistently grown, increasing by 45 percent yearly since 2014, according to figures from the Edinburgh Tourism Action Group, an umbrella organisation for the tourism sector in Edinburgh.
China seeks to promote international strategic coordination with Russia and to work for new fruits in the development of ties, he said.
In a separate development, Yang Chongyong, former vice-chairman of the Hebei People's Congress Standing Committee, was charged with bribery by Tianjin Municipal People's Procuratorate No 2 Branch.