The consensus in the US was that a richer China would be a peaceful China, and an enormous market for US products and services. This point of view still predominates, despite the current shenanigans.
Meeting with deputies from Yunnan province, Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said he hopes the province will build itself into an exemplary region in promoting ethnic unity, progress and ecological development, as well as become a center of opening up to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Leading officials should demonstrate leadership and set an example, Xi said. He urged them to uphold the rule of law, oppose the rule of man, and exercise their duty within the bounds of the Constitution and laws.
"He was like a brother to me," said Ding Zhongguang, who grew up an orphan and had been living in poverty with her husband when she met Lyu. After learning of her difficulties, Lyu helped Ding find several jobs to increase her family's income, including at a clothes shop.
China and the United States are engaged in striving to revive their respective country’s fortunes. US President Donald Trump’s top priority is to “make America great again”, while China’s leaders have a vision of the “Chinese Dream” of national rejuvenation.
He also suggested the government break market barriers in eastern regions so that clean energy from the west can enter local markets.