Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while presiding over a plenary session of the central commission for integrated military and civilian development, which he heads.
Noting the Taiwan question is a fundamental interest of the Chinese nation, Xi called on businesspeople from Taiwan to oppose "Taiwan independence" and push for the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations.
Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, made the statement at the agency's inauguration.
Chinese leaders including Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan attended the plenary meeting.
In recent years, Wanning has developed its own culture and sports industry with unique natural resources and long-lasting cultural heritage. Inclusive and competitive sports are flourishing as the healthy competition boosts Wanning's self-confidence and strengthens happiness amongst communities. Transformation of the sporting framework and industry is improving, and more people are experiencing a renewed sense of well-being. In particular, Wanning has focused on building a series of branded sports events. The beauty of Wanning is now synonymous with "longevity, health, sunshine and vitality", a place to enjoy and share in the pleasure of sports.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing football and volleyball when younger and actively takes part in swimming and mountaineering.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up policy, and socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, Xi said.