The film administration, for example, is tasked with supervising film-making, releasing, screening, enforcing film content checks, hosting big film events, and overseeing international exchanges.
Other Chinese leaders — Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu and Zhao Leji — also joined panel discussions with NPC deputies.
Gong Mingzhu, an NPC deputy and mayor of Erdos, said Xi has set tasks on issues like higher-quality growth, poverty alleviation and ethnic unity, and local government will take effective measures to complete them.
China's foreign minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China would make a necessary response in the event of a trade war with the United States but added that such a war would only harm all sides.
Xi called for the Taiwan business community to firmly adhere to the 1992 Consensus and oppose "Taiwan independence".
Meanwhile, around 5,000 trekkers a year take the eight to 10 days to trek to the base, according to figures from Nepal's tourism department. Doolan expects to take about twice as long and will then have to retrace his route back to Lukla.