He emphasized that "business can't be as usual. If business is as usual, then the purpose of the New Gambia would be defeated."
Xi made the remarks after he conferred an Armed Police flag on General Wang Ning, commander of the Armed Police, and General Zhu Shengling, political commissar of the force, at a ceremony on Wednesday morning at the Central Military Commission headquarters in Beijing.
The fossil in Al Wusta was discovered by a team of researchers from the University of Oxford led by archaeologist Huw Groucutt, whose report was published in the journal Nature this week. He had been searching the area for human fossils for 10 years before unearthing a single bone from the middle finger of a Homo sapien.
One of the recent buzzwords being heard often in China, frequently cited by top leaders as well as people at the grassroots level, is "openness".
The history of the Armed Police Force can be traced to 1949, the year the People's Republic of China was founded, when its predecessor — the Chinese People's Public Security Central Column — was set up to take charge of internal security. In the following decades, the force's name and affiliation was changed, but most of the time it was administered by the Central Military Commission.
Since 2013, the NPC Standing Committee has launched a two-year research program and developed guidelines to improve people's congresses at county and township levels, followed by revision to several laws.
"We sincerely hope that relevant African countries get a clear understanding of the international trend and join the family of China-Africa friendship and cooperation at an early date," she said.