Xi is leading more than 1.3 billion people on the march toward the Chinese Dream -- an end to the worst kinds of poverty, and the rejuvenation of a nation that has already made astonishing progress in creating prosperity.
According to the secretariat, this year's NPC session received 514 motions and 8,360 suggestions.
Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China (PBC), Yi Gang, deputy governor of the PBC, Pan Gongsheng, deputy governor of the PBC and director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, and Fan Yifei, deputy governor of the PBC, greet the journalists at a press conference on financial reform and development for the fifth session of the 12th NPCin Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2017.
Hai Xia, a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), attends a press conference for the fifth session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2017.
The endorsement of Xi as the core "reflects the will of all members of the Party, all members of the armed forces and all the people of China," Zhang told nearly 3,000 NPC deputies gathered at the Great Hall of the People.
The fifth session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, China's top political advisory body, began the closing meeting Monday morning.
China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan on Friday defended the country's policy guidance for overseas investment, saying the move is necessary to rein in the irrational tendency in some sectors.
Graphics shows China's major areas of work for 2017 written in the government work report delivered at the 2017 annual session of China's National People's Congress.
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