"And another thing…" I continued, scrabbling about in my handbag for my phone and Google Translate. "Wǒ de hair shìjuǎnfǎ" –my hair is curly (or words to that effect).
The native Chinese are a very hospitable and romantic folk who always display an aura of love in the air among themselves since quite often I would see couples walking hand-in-hand in the streets and thus adding some human touch to the beauty of the land.
"We have struck out hard against air pollution, achieving a drop of over 30 percent in the average density of fine particulate matter in key areas," he said. "We will completely prohibit garbage from being brought into China."
Alex Wang, assistant professor at the School of Law of the University of California, Los Angeles, said, "The Chinese leadership's focus on environmental protection has never been higher."
Friday's meeting was the third gathering of the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development, which was founded in January last year by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. It was the first time the top leadership had established a body dedicated to civil-military integration.
Still affected by the 2008 financial crisis, as well as an outdated industrial structure, some sectors have seen a serious oversupply problem, especially those with high consumption and emission levels such as steel, coal and cement.