multilateral trade agreements, saying that Chinese people value a promise as much as tons of gold.
China pays close attention to building a law-based government, abolishing improper r
ules, subsidies and activities that undermine fair competition and treating all enterprises equally, Xi said.
The president highlighted building infrastructure of high quality, sustain
ability, risk resilience, reasonable pricing, inclusiveness and accessibility under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Infrastructure is a bottleneck in the development of many nations
, Xi said, and building infrastructure can help countries give full play to their ad
vantages in resources and better integrate into the global supply, industry and value chains.
Xi called on countries to uphold multilateralism, promote green devel
opment and fight corruption with zero tolerance in the process of building the Belt and Road.
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and latest nuclear submarines, destroyers and fighter jets will join the parade, Qiu said.
“Some vessels will make their debut for the first time,” Qiu added.
Altogether 32 Chinese vessels and 39 warplanes will take part in the event, according to Qiu.
The vessels will sail in six groups, namely, those of submar
ines, destroyers, frigates, landing ships, auxiliary ships, and aircraft carrier.
The planes will fly in 10 echelons, showcasing aircraft for early warning, reconnaissance, anti-submarine patrol, as wel
l as bombers, fighters, carrier-based fighters, and carrier-based helicopters, Qiu said.
More than 60 countries will send delegations to join multinational naval even
ts marking the anniversary, and over 30 countries of them will send major navy leaders to participate, according to Qiu.
Nearly 20 foreign vessels of various capabilities, including destro
yers, frigates and landing ships, will join Chinese vessels in the naval parade, show
ing to the world the “firm determination to safeguard peace and seek development with joint efforts,” Qiu said.
Organizing multinational naval parades is a unique ceremonial activity of navies, according to Qiu.
the country — that’s what Clinton did,” Graham said, saying Trump should now challenge the Democrats to “fix problems.”
There was more than an echo of Clintonian rhetoric in Trump’s public statement
on Tuesday, delivered as he signed an executive order tackling an epidemic of suicide among veterans.
”Instead of doing infrastructure, instead of doing health care, instead of doing so many things that they should be doing, th
ey want to play games,” Trump said of his Democratic opponents. “It’s too bad because I’d rather see them do legislation.”
The Clinton parallel may not be exact, however.
At the start of his impeachment drama in 1998, Clinton was far more popular than Tru
mp, with his approval rating measured by Gallup at 58%. He never went below 60% in the brutal year that
followed, hit 73% after he was impeached and settled at 66% after he was acquitted in a Senate trial.
According to the Quinnipiac poll, Trump is at 38% approval. And while a recent Wall Street Jour
nal/NBC poll had him at 46%, his numbers rarely move beyond a narrow range, with favorability well below a majority of voters.