"When we stood together and I explained basic points to them, I seemed to find myself going back in time three years.
For the past 40 years since China introduced the policy of reform and opening-up, the belief of dominant policymakers in China and the US has been that their economies can only prosper by working together. Proponents of the alternative policy — keeping China poor to ensure that it stays weak — were thin on the ground, and were (fortunately) not listened to.
In 2014, China had just 18 such training centers. The number of certificates issued rose by more than 50 percent in the second half of last year. As of July, the association had issued 15,545 certificates.
Observers said the strategy is key to fostering the sustainable growth of defense sectors, to upgrading the Chinese military's hardware and to injecting new momentum into the country's private sector.
In China, civil-military integration has become a national strategy and a priority on the leadership's agenda since Xi was elected top Party leader in late 2012.
He said that "sharing the amazing historical artifacts from China here in Cincinnati gives us opportunities for our citizens to have exposure to a much longer history and enhance their understanding of China".
Xi pays great attention to civil-military integration. Before the commission's establishment, he had repeatedly stressed the significance of civil-military integration on various occasions.
"We have worked closely with Chinese cultural officials to assure the security of these artifacts. We also as an art museum have a very high standard for security and respect for objects on loan to the museum," said museum Director Cameron Kitchin.