Xi paid great attention to the development of new strategic industries in such areas as the new generation of IT technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, low-carbon development, biologically based pharmaceuticals, the digital economy, new materials and the oceanic economy.
European Union regulators are searching for ways to recycle more plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China's foreign garbage import ban, according to Reuters.
Key among these is whether the media should take the US government's words at face value that it was indeed the Syrian government, not the rebels or anyone else, that used chemical weapons, if they were in fact used.
President Xi Jinping stressed high-quality growth in his keynote speech delivered at the closing meeting of the country's top legislature in Beijing on Tuesday. He also repeatedly mentioned this concept during the 2018 two sessions. See what foreigners think about the idea.
Xi will chair four major events to be hosted by China at home this year, Wang noted at a news conference on Thursday when asked about the kind of diplomacy conducted by the top Chinese leader.
As US President Donald Trump will meet in the coming days with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, the DPRK has taken another hard lesson from Friday's airstrikes, just like it took from the US invasion of Iraq and the regime change in Libya.