As the Chinese economy moves towards high-quality development, innovation has become the first driving force for development.
The second assertion is spot on; but his estimate of China’s exports sounds optimistic: according to MOFCOM, "In January-September 2019, China’s total import and export value reached US$3351.78 billion, with a decrease of 2.4% year-on-year (the same as below). The exports were US$1825.11 billion, with a decrease of 0.1%, and the imports were US$1526.67 billion, with a decrease of 5%. The trade surplus was US$298.43 billion, increasing by 36.1%."4