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.
Economists and analysts also expect more reform measures to be disclosed during the National People's Congress, set to start on Monday, when the government will present its key economic policy directions and targets for 2018.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a world-famous music and dance spectacle which has run in various forms since 1949, attracts an average 220,000 visitors each year.
"At one point, I thought I was very close to victory. My heart beat so fast that I pressed my hand to it, hoping it could slow down a little bit," Ke said.
Many measures targeting poverty have helped to improve residents' incomes, such as the development of high-efficiency agriculture and highlighting rural tourism, which yielded better jobs, new farm produce and markets for many once-poor farmers. It beautified many villages as well.
Kerry Brown is professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute, King's College, London. Carla De Utra Mendes has a PhD from the University of Saint Joseph in Macao.