China is further speeding up its "Internet revolution." Premier Li Keqiang has launched the concept of "Internet Plus," which emphasizes integrating the mobile Internet, cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things with manufacturing and e-commerce. To further boost Internet use, the premier recently urged China`s telecommunications operators to enhance Internet speeds and cut prices.
The first of the `Four Comprehensives` Xi Jinping has put forward, that China should become a `moderately prosperous society`, is a step towards the Chinese president`s definition of the country`s final goal: `the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects by the centenary of the CPC in 2021, and building China into a modern socialist country… by the centenary of the PRC in 2049, so as to realize the Chinese Dream of the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.`
Chinese President Xi Jinping has advanced his vision of a "community of shared destiny" as being central for China`s foreign policy from his first visit abroad as head of state to major speeches this year at the Boao Forum and the Bandung Asian-African Summit. It stands in contrast to the "zero-sum game" concept of US neocons and others.
Further East still, OBOR is an entry point for the EU into Asia-Pacific affairs. Since the United States put forward its “return to Asia” strategy, the EU has been concerned it will be marginalised. EU efforts to accelerate the promotion of free trade agreements with Asian countries have made less-than-satisfactory progress. OBOR would make it much easier for Europe to participate in Asia-Pacific affairs.
China is currently carrying out major changes in its State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in a framework set by the Third Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party`s current Central Committee. This resolved: "We must unswervingly consolidate and develop the public economy, persist in the dominant position of public ownership, and give full play to the leading role of the state-owned sector."
Liu Zhiqin, a senior fellow of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY), said in an interview with Beijing TV on the integration of Sino-US economic and trade that the focus of internal conflicts in the United States has shifted, and the panic on Sino-US economic and trade issues has been temporarily shelved.