2018 marks the 30 year anniversary of Hainan province, as well as 40 years since China's beginnings of its opening up policies. China Daily's journalist takes a journey from Hainan's capital, Haikou, to the southern paradise of Sanya, to experience how the island's major accomplishments reflect a global and beautiful Hainan, but also a global and beautiful China.
He stressed the underlying principle of pursuing progress while ensuring stability, the people-centered development vision, the notion of "great struggle, great project, great cause and great dream," and coordinated implementation of the five-sphere integrated plan and the four-pronged comprehensive strategy.
Over this time, the trading relationship between China and the US has gone from almost non-existent (resulting from the embargo imposed on China in 1950 during the Korean War) to a close interdependence that has enabled China to industrialize and prosper while providing the US with a plethora of lower-priced products. Consumers in the US often complain that too many of the things they buy are “Made in China”, but they continue to buy them in great quantities.
"The Chinese people share a common belief that it is never allowed and it is absolutely impossible to separate any inch of our great country's territory from China," Xi added.
Having shelved or dealt with the domestic issues, Trump in recent weeks replaced his secretary of state, chief economic adviser, and his national security adviser, with hawks and protectionists. He now has a team that will back, not block, his moves to start a trade war.
"All the actions we took this time are based on the lessons we drew from the incident that happened in Philadelphia," Qi told China Daily. "We've taken the strictest security measures to ensure a similar incident will never happen again."