Xi Jinping - From feeding pigs to China’s president

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2015 in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, March 28, 2015. [Photo: Xinhua]
The "Belt and Road" initiatives will not be a solo for China but a real chorus comprising all countries along the routes, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday. Xi made the remarks while delivering a keynote speech at the opening plenary of the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia in this small town in south China's Hainan Province. The "Belt and Road" initiatives, aimed at meeting the development needs of China, countries along the routes and the region at large, will serve the common interests of relevant parties and answer the call of the times for regional and global cooperation, Xi said. Noting that the initiatives will be carried out following principles of wide consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, Xi said the "Belt and Road" will be built on existing basis to help countries align their development strategies and form complementarity, with no intention of replacing existing mechanisms or initiatives for regional cooperation. Stressing that the "Belt and Road" initiatives and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are both open initiatives, Xi said all countries along the routes in Asia, as well as China's friends and partners around the world, are welcomed to take an active part in these endeavors. The "Belt and Road" initiatives, namely, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, were put forward by Xi during his visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia in 2013. The Silk Road Economic Belt is to be established along the ancient Silk Road trade route, stretching northwest from China's coastal area through Central Asia on to Europe, while the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road will run from China's south to Southeast Asia and even Africa.
The vision, once realized, will directly benefit 4.4 billion people, or 63 percent of the global population.
So far, more than 60 countries along the routes and international organizations have shown interest in taking part in the two initiatives. -Xinhua News

Xi Jinping - From feeding pigs to China’s president

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KUALA LUMPUR (October 2017): Attached above is a Bloomberg video clip on China’s President Xi Jinping’s rise to power and as a world leader.

One of his most ambitious project today is the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. At an international summit in Beijing attended by more than 30 heads of state, the Chinese government pledged more than US$100 billion (RM420 billion) to support OBOR.

It appears that Xi Jinping (inset) came up with the flamboyant 'One Belt, One Road' strategy just to serve his own ego rather than the interests of his country. Photo: Xinhua, CCTV
Willy Lam Wo-lapApr 12, 2016 3:58pm
Getting lost in ‘One Belt, One Road’
As the brainchild of President Xi Jinping, the “One Belt, One Road” strategy is probably the country’s most heavily pitched official slogan domestically and internationally since Xi assumed his office three years ago. Obviously he has high hopes for this grand strategy as a lethal weapon that can hopefully help China replace the United States in 20 years’ time as the world’s No. 1 superpower. Curiously, however, the once intense media hype about “One Belt, One Road” generated by party mouthpieces across mainland China has suddenly died down since the beginning of the year. Even in his annual government report delivered before the National People’s Congress (NPC) plenary meeting last month, Premier Li Keqiang only briefly mentioned “One Belt, One Road” in a paragraph of no more than 150 words. Nor did members of the NPC and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, many of whom are prominent private entrepreneurs and billionaires in the mainland, boost the idea in their speeches like they did last year. The reason why they were getting less enthusiasitic about or even downplaying “One Belt, One Road” is obvious: they have started to notice that this strategy is a sloppy and poorly conceived idea that Xi came up with on his own to serve his ego without any careful study and planning beforehand, and there are more and more signs in recent months indicating that this plan is simply financially unsound and unsustainable. In fact, the financial experts at the State Council have estimated that “One Belt, One Road” would cost as much as US$8 trillion if it was fully implemented following Xi’s orders. - ejinsight
OBOR, touted as the revival of the great China Silk Route, has been launched as a road and maritime route to connect Asia and Europe to help promote and forge trans-border activities to mutually benefit countries.

The focus of the activities are not only trade, business, commerce and economic promotions, the efforts include cultural and arts exchanges to raise trans-border understanding of nations.

China’s President Xi Jinping speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
… China has become the world’s second largest economy thanks to 38 years of reform and opening-up. A right path leads to a bright future. China has come this far because the Chinese people have, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, blazed a development path that suits China’s actual conditions. This is a path based on China’s realities. China has in the past years succeeded in embarking on a development path that suits itself by drawing on both the wisdom of its civilization and the practices of other countries in both East and West. In exploring this path, China refuses to stay insensitive to the changing times or to blindly follow in others’ footsteps. All roads lead to Rome. No country should view its own development path as the only viable one, still less should it impose its own development path on others. 
This is a path that puts people’s interests first. China follows a people-oriented development philosophy and is committed to bettering the lives of its people. Development is of the people, by the people and for the people. China pursues the goal of common prosperity. We have taken major steps to alleviate poverty and lifted over 700 million people out of poverty, and good progress is being made in our efforts to finish building a society of initial prosperity in all respects. This is a path of pursuing reform and innovation. China has tackled difficulties and met challenges on its way forward through reform. China has demonstrated its courage to take on difficult issues, navigate treacherous rapids and remove institutional hurdles standing in the way of development. These efforts have enabled us to unleash productivity and social vitality. Building on progress of 30-odd years of reform, we have introduced more than 1,200 reform measures over the past four years, injecting powerful impetus into China’s development. 
This is a path of pursuing common development through opening-up. China is committed to a fundamental policy of opening-up and pursues a win-win opening-up strategy. China’s development is both domestic and external oriented; while developing itself, China also shares more of its development outcomes with other countries and peoples. China’s outstanding development achievements and the vastly improved living standards of the Chinese people are a blessing to both China and the world. Such achievements in development over the past decades owe themselves to the hard work and perseverance of the Chinese people, a quality that has defined the Chinese nation for several thousand years. We Chinese know only too well that there is no such thing as a free lunch in the world. For a big country with over 1.3 billion people, development can be achieved only with the dedication and tireless efforts of its own people. We cannot expect others to deliver development to China, and no one is in a position to do so. When assessing China’s development, one should not only see what benefits the Chinese people have gained, but also how much hard effort they have put in, not just what achievements China has made, but also what contribution China has made to the world. Then one will reach a balanced conclusion about China’s development … for more: https://america.cgtn.com/2017/01/17/full-text-of-xi-jinping-keynote-at-the-world-economic-forum 
I Love Malaysia-China Silk Road has reproduced the above video clip for your viewing pleasure and the following 14 so-called interesting facts about China:

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14 Interesting Facts about China you have no idea about

By Shrinag
October 9, 2017

If there is a country which is known for their innovation, culture, lifestyle, and armed forces then easily it has to be China. It is one of the World’s oldest culture and the history dates back to more than 1000 years. China is readily counted among the most innovative nations of the world and their advancement in technology and smart systems are a testament to it. The nation is one of the earliest ancient civilizations, Chinese culture is inordinately diverse and volatile. In this context, we have listed few interesting facts about China which are truly awe-inspiring.

If we put China on a World map and look at the way this nation has developed, the journey will definitely inspire you. People have different opinions on China being a democratic country, however, this nation has set examples in almost every field in which it has operated. Who doesn’t know about Jack Ma of Alibaba or who is not aware of China’s contributions to World Civilization? In every sense, China has transcended and become the master of executing the things in its own way; simple and effective.

Here are few Interesting Facts about China















So these were a few interesting facts about China. If you have anything to share about the topic then please let us know in the comments below. (Facts Credit – FactSlides)"