Xi said the passing year has seen important progress in the development of the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, adding that the two sides have shown firm support for each other on questions concerning their respective core interests and reaped key early harvest in linking the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative with Russia's Eurasian Economic Union.
"The biggest electric-vehicle manufacturer in the world isn't Tesla, but ... BYD," the magazine said. "The company began as a battery manufacturer - and that expertise led it to electric cars and trucks, which depend on battery cost and performance."
Contacts between the two sides in recent weeks have involved US intelligence and State Department officials, according to the report.
Western mobile-payment services require businesses to install equipment before customers can use them, but in China only a QR code and smartphone are needed.
Increased use of natural gas is a key part of plans to reach the national priority goals of creating an ecological civilization and higher-quality growth. These goals were stressed at the recent two sessions meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing.