n Tuesday afternoon, Xi called for efforts to make new advances in the development of the countr
y’s central region. Xi presided over the meeting,
at which he was briefed by the Party secretaries of Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangxi, He nan, Hubei and Hunan provinces, as well as He Lifeng, head of the National Developm
ent and Reform Commission. Promoting the rise of the central region is an important strategic decis
ion made by the CPC Central Committee, Xi said, adding that it has great significance in ac
e goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Xi said that although China is still in an impor
tant period of strategic opp ortunity for its development, the country faces an increasingly complicated international situation.
peration in AI governance including laws and regulations, ethical norms and international rules,” Wang said.
The State Council issued a plan in 2017 that set b
enchmarks for China’s AI sector, with the value of core AI indu stries predicted to exceed 1 trillion yuan ($145 billion) and make the country the global leader of AI innovation by 2030.
mber, Tianjin unveiled a three-year plan to boost the innovative development of seven AI-related indust rial chains including independent and controllabl
e information systems, smart security, big data, advanced co mmun
ications, intelligent connected vehicles, industrial robots and intelligent terminals. According to the plan, the government will build Tianjin into an AI in
novation center and a hub of AI industries and innovative applications by 2020.
I hope all Asian countries will respect and trust each other, co-exist in harmony, expand cross-border, cross-time-and-space as well as cross-civ
ilization exchanges, and jointly maintain the peac
eful time that is more valuable than gold.
Asian people expect Asia of common prosperity I hope all Asian countries will jointly promot
e economic globalization that is open, inclusiv e, balanced, and beneficial to all, and work together to eliminate poverty and backwardness in some countries.
Civilizations will lose vitality if countries go back to isolation and cut themselves off from the rest of the world.
Mutual r espect, equal treatment among civilizations stressed It is foolish to believe that one’s race and civilization are superior to
others, and it is disastrous to willfully reshape or even replace other civilizations.
ent of the Belt and Road Initiative, are boosted by China and Azerbaijan
via linking people of the two countries in cultural ex
change, education, human itarian dialogue and tourism cooperation. China and Azerbaijan signed a m
emorandum of understanding to stim ulate tourism between the two countries. “Data from 2018 shows 15,000 Chinese tourists visited Azerbaijan last year, w
hich is not enough of course, and we aim to do mor
e to attract more visitors in the coming years,” Hajiyev said. He also highlighted education exchanges between the two countries, as China has sent students to study language in Azerba
ijan and viceAs Azerbaijan has a favorable political and geographic location
, the country aims to become a tran sport hub connecting Europe and Asia under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. “The point of the transp
ortation network is to integrate it with the original countries,” Hajiyev said, adding Azerbaijan has built a network of transp
ortation including seaports, airports, railways and land roads.-versa. “We are looking forward to increase the numb
er of (students) because we see they can play the role of a humanitarian bridge between our countries.”
d further enhance border management to safeguard the safety and stability of the border region, Xi said.
China-Myanmar relations have develope
d well in all areas, Xi said, add ing that the two countries have made new progress in jointly building the Belt and Road.
tion between the two countries and the two armies has maintained sustainable and healthy dev elopment, Xi said, adding that the visit is expected to bring new progress in their defense and military cooperation.
Hlaing said Myanmar and China have a long history of traditional friend ship, and the two countries and two armies have maintained good development.
Myanmar is grateful for China’s support for the d
evelopment of the country and the ar my, he said, adding that Myanmar appreciates China’s support of its domestic peace process.
Myanmar welcomes and supports the building of the Belt and Road, and the country wo
uld like to take effective measures to maintain the stability of the border region, he added.
Min Aung Hlaing is making his fifth visit to China since becoming Myanmar’s commander-in-chief of defense services in 2011.