President Xi will address the forum this year. His presence will ensure all initiatives or decisions made during BFA will be implemented fully. The continuation of policies and sustainability of initiatives will be ensured, and the dream of Asian countries will come true.
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said his country would like to strengthen its traditional friendship with China, and he hopes for greater development in the Kuwait-China friendship.
Mahamadou Issoufou, president of Niger; Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president of Equatorial Guinea; Faustin Archange Touadera, president of Central African Republic; Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Iraqi President Fuad Masum; Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, president of Mauritania; King Tupou VI of Tonga; Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah; Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, prime minister of Bahrain; Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica; Frank Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji; Peter O'Neill, prime minister of Papua New Guinea; Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait; Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; Qatari Deputy Emir Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani; Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive of Afghanistan; Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei; Emomali Rahmon, president of Tajikistan; Sooronbai Jeenbekov, president of Kyrgyzstan; Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of Portugal; Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari; Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan; Igor Dodon, president of Moldova; Idriss Deby Itno, president of Chad; King Letsie III of Lesotho; Danny Faure, president of Seychelles; Patrice Trovoada, prime minister of Sao Tome and Principe; and Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, prime minister of Samoa.
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 reform of the medical sector has produced noticeable results. Within a short period of time, China was able to achieve the following: developing the world's largest basic medical insurance network that covers all citizens, providing insurance for patients of serious diseases, enabling patients to receive emergency medical services, and improving medical assistance. All this has provided institutional guarantee that patients have access to medical services. The state has gained effective control over serious infectious diseases, has kept the spread of AIDS at a low level, has achieved the tuberculosis control target of the UN's Millennium Goals ahead of schedule, has reduced the number of schistosome infections to the lowest level in history, and became a polio-free country in 2000. China set up the world's largest online direct reporting system of notifiable epidemics and public health emergencies in 2015, and the average reporting time has been shortened to four hours from five days before the introduction of the system.
Police in Shanxi province are looking into accusations that village officials took money to shield a polluting enterprise and that they bullied local protesters, according to the government of Linfen.
"This incredible spacecraft is going to reveal so much about our star and how it works that we've not been able to understand," project scientist Nicola Fox said in a NASA statement.
In 2009, China launched a new round of reform of the medical and healthcare system. With the release of the Opinions on Deepening Reform of the Medical and Healthcare System, the government delivered a message that the basic medical and healthcare system should be available to all citizens as a public product. The nonprofit nature of public medical and healthcare was made clear. In the document it was proposed that China would develop the "four systems" of public health, medical services, medical security and drug supply and the "eight supporting mechanisms" of medical and healthcare management, operation, investment, pricing, supervision, technology and personnel, information, and law-based development, in an effort to form a basic medical and healthcare system and promote the all-around, balanced, and sustainable development of the health sector. Soon after that, China issued the Plan for Reforming Key Areas of the Medical and Healthcare System (2009-2011) and Plan for Deepening Reform of the Medical and Healthcare System during the 12th Five-Year Plan Period (2011-2015). In these two documents, the government set the goals of the reform, which were accelerating the basic medical security system, improving community-level medical and healthcare services, and promoting equal access to basic public health services.
According to the decision at the meeting, to achieve industrial upgrading, enterprises will be encouraged to play the principal role of sharpening workers' skills. Enterprises will be encouraged to conduct professional skill training on a large scale through measures including government-subsidized training, training sessions organized by enterprises themselves and commercial courses.