"The new leaders were elected today with high votes in favor, which shows the support from the national political advisers," said Qi Zhifeng, a CPPCC National Committee member, also deputy director of the China Association of Auctioneers.
On Sept. 18, 1931, the Japanese Imperial Army blew up a section of railway near the city of Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province neighboring Heilongjiang. The incident started a large-scale Japanese invasion of China that would last 14 years.
Xi was elected Chinese president by a unanimous vote on Saturday morning during the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature.
Following tradition, the vice-chairs include representatives of non-Communist parties, former chief executives of special administrative regions, leaders with ethnic minority backgrounds and top officials of some other central organs.
He said this year's main tasks will be to offer suggestions on poverty alleviation in extremely poor areas, address pollution, prevent financial risks, develop the real economy and improve the quality of supply.
The International Research Center for Unit 731 Issues in Harbin Academy of Social Sciences revealed new evidence of Japan's germ war atrocities after one week of research in the US. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A constitutional revision can be proposed either by the NPC Standing Committee or by more than one-fifth of all NPC deputies. Approval of at least two-thirds of NPC deputies during the annual session is required for adoption.