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interest in philosophy, history, literature, culture, music and sports, and that he first cul
tivated many of these interests back in middle sch
ool and they have stayed with him ever since. His job is serving the people, and he works hard with a busy schedule, but takes great pleasure in his work, Xi wrote.
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orth students also inquired whether Xi likes the US. Xi answered in the letter that he has visited their country many times and is impressed with the “beautiful landscape, hos
pitable people and diverse culture”, and he made
a lot of friends, including some young people. He said the students are “wonderful” and expressed hope that they will make greater progress in studying Chinese.
g Chinese will help them better understand China, a d get acquainted with more Chinese friends and Chinese-speaking friends across the world, Xi said.
After 40 years of high-speed growth, China’s economy ha
s entered a high-quality development phase. S
tarting today, China Daily will feature a series of reports to sh ow the new landscape across the country. This is the first installment of the series.
Beijing’s municipal government has been making e
fforts to develop high-end industries suc h as 5G, artificial intelligence and the industrial internet in order to build the city into the nation’s scientific and innova
er, which is a core strategy of the capital’s high-quality growth plan, a senior officials said recently. Lin Keqing, executive vice-mayor of Beijing, said the city is aimin
g to make
new information technology and medical health twin drivers of the municipality’s growth. “Beijing will make better use of resources to develop the biomedical indus
try and extend its value chain,” Lin said. “We have unveiled an international medical-use ro
botics innovation center in Zhongguancun, China’s Silicon Valley, and a group of companies in the sector.”