Anne-Marie Slaughter, director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State from 2009 to 2011, was probably the only US pundit who pointed out that "it is illegal under international law", although her tweet on Saturday also voiced support for the strike.
Xi, who is general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Party's military commission, was unanimously elected president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC at the fifth meeting of the First Plenary Session of the 13th National People's Congress on Saturday.
Hung Hsiu-chu, former chairperson of the Kuomintang (KMT) party, and New Party chairman Yok Mu-ming will participate in the event, along with residents from the island, An Fengshan, spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said at a press conference on Wednesday.
The public oath of allegiance to the Constitution made by Xi and the other elected State leaders－a ceremony held for the first time in history－reinforced the leadership's dedication to fulfilling their duties for the good of the Party, the country and the people.
At this defining moment when globalization desperately needs support, the annual Boao Forum for Asia conference is setting the stage for President Xi to further define China's stance.
SHANGHAI -- China has been ranked third in the world for innovation by global business leaders, according to the GE 2018 Global Innovation Barometer Report released Friday in Shanghai.
Xiongan New Area, established in April 2017, is a new economic zone about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing. It is the third new area of national significance after the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the Shanghai Pudong New Area.
China's landfills are bulging, illegal waste dumping is a growing headache and the favored solution among city governments－to incinerate－is creating health and pollution problems, she said.
"[I pledge to] be loyal to the country and the people, be committed and honest in my duty, accept the people's supervision and work for a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful," he said.