Today we witness a gathering of great minds. I hope that by pooling our collective wisdom and engaging in open discussion, we will further develop the Belt and Road Initiative, one of this century’s most significant projects, so that it will bring benefit to people across the world.
Cultural and national destiny drive each other, their legacies are inextricably linked. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) attaches great significance to the continuation and development of China’s fine traditional culture.
China’s reform and opening up and the successful development of its economy and society are rooted in the country’s traditional culture; and in return they also help to validate and consolidate the Chinese people’s self-confidence in their culture.
China’s rise not only changes the fate of its people and the face of its society; it also presents an enormous opportunity and opens up space for global development, and will bring great benefit for creating a community of shared future.
In 2016, China continued its sound trajectory of progress amidst stability in agricultural and rural development. With annual total grain output ranking second largest in China’s history, 2016 saw China make major progress in agricultural restructuring.
At the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee in 2015, the CPC introduced a development principle featuring innovation, coordination, sustainability, openness, and sharing.