The Chinese leadership is facing complex challenges, but also has much to be proud of.
At the event, President Xi Jinping significantly consolidated his position in the party and the state.
Israel is one of those countries, and technological cooperation between Jerusalem and Beijing is indeed flourishing.
It should be noted that few of their joint advances are in the military sphere, due primarily to pressure on Israel from the US as well as historical events between the two countries related to such matters.
North Korea, China’s neighbor, did not perform any missile tests during the conference and did not try to seize global attention and embarrass Beijing.
China’s disputants over the South Chinese Sea, too, were quiet during the conference so as not to cause embarrassment to Xi.