Before the start of the weeklong 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Beijing, the average man on the street was probably more curious about what might happen on the sidelines.
Both Xi and Abe promised to implement the four-point consensus Beijing and Tokyo reached "in principle" on improving ties.
Look at how much China has done for APEC, which it sincerely hopes will create more conditions for closer and smoother regional economic cooperation.
The latest proposals from the State Council sound forceful and unconditional. But such forcefulness can become vulnerable when "local conditions" weigh in.
It is only with the real rule of law that all the institutional loopholes can be possibly plugged.
They need to give people the belief that the air quality will improve substantially and permanently in the near future.
The untimely end of a youthful life was the outcome of a "severe crackdown", which produced some similar tragedies.
Helping Afghanistan is helping ourselves, because anything conducive to brokering peace in Afghanistan will eventually benefit us as well.
China has to maintain a healthy level of growth as the global economy wanders into the post-QE territory, which is full of uncertainties because the impact of QE is not yet clear.
The credibility crisis of the country's judicial officials and institutions is the outcome of the accumulation of their misdeeds.
Starting Saturday,private clubs in such public venues as parks and historical buildings will be the new forbidden zones for Chinese officials.
The proposed amendments to the criminal law, the 9th set to be submitted for legislative review, will indeed help better protect citizens' rights.