Last October, he was elected general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and appointed CMC chairman of the CPC at the first plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee.
Xi required the opening-up of all areas with a broader vision, higher goals and more effective measures. Guangdong province should speed up building open economies at a higher level, proactively taking part in building the Belt and Road, and turning the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area into a world-class city cluster, Xi said.
This was the first time for a Chinese president to take a public oath of allegiance to the Constitution upon assuming office.
The 733-hectare Lingshui modern agriculture demonstration zone on the east coast, launched in 2015, has played an active role in showcasing the importance of technology in farming. A vertical farming system introduced from Singapore can now produce 27.5 tons of vegetables per mu (0.066 hectare) a year versus output from traditional farming of just 4 tons.
Those are just some of the many serious questions raised by the airstrikes, questions that the increasingly "patriotic" US news outlets failed to ask.
The average annual income of Beijing residents was 92,477 yuan in 2016, according to the latest survey by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics.
Shi's son also returned with a wife, and the couple opened the village's first hotel and restaurant in early 2015.