Despite a busy schedule, Xi still tries to find time to interact with children.
He has extended greetings to children nationwide every International Children
‘s Day since he became president in 2013, showing his care for their growth and his hope for them to carry on endeavors to realize the nation’s dreams.
nal Children’s Day falls on June 1 every year. In May 2013, while inspecting a school devastated by an earthquake in Sichuan province, Xi t
old students to turn their trauma into a source
of strength, urging them to be strong, brave and united. When visiting a primary school in Beijing’s Haidian district in 2014, Xi spoke of the
need to guide children to set high goals and create conditions for them to grow into adulthood.
e 1, 2015, when speaking to members of the Young Pioneers of China in Bei jing, Xi called on all Chinese children to learn to be people of integrity, knowledge and responsibility from an early age.
icy tools to offset short-term downside pressure, while the financial risks are under control as the country’s debt level has shown signs of stabilizing, Zhang said.
rall debt-to-GDP ratio had dropped to 249.4 percent by the end of 2018, 1.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier, according to the PBOC.
e tensions escalate further, more opening-up policies in the sectors of medical care and education will help boost global investors’ confidence in the Chinese economy, Zhang added.
ng the tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 percent t o 25 percent just when it seemed the China-US trade talks would achieve a bre
gh, the United States has not only intensified the trade dispute but also ensured both sides take a knock.
nal proportions. But nothing can obliterate the tangible benefits the development initiative has brought. In less than six
years, the nascent Belt and Road are already
changing development landscapes in multiple places and dime nsions. Thanks to the initiative, East Africa has seen its first expressway, the Maldives its first cross-sea bridge, Belar
us its own c
ar-manufacturing enterprise, and landlocked Kazakhstan finally has access to the sea. And while China-Cambodia trade may not look to be in perfect balan
ce at this point, Belt and Road cooperat
ion between the two neighbors is laying a solid fo undation for the latter’s future progress. Take the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone for instance. An exem
t under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, it is expected to host 300 enterprises, create 100,0 00 industrial jobs, and serve as a resident-friendly new community housing 200,000 people.