Contacts between the two sides in recent weeks have involved US intelligence and State Department officials, according to the report.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Xi's election fully demonstrated that Chinese people have strong confidence in Xi's leadership capability. Noting that bilateral ties are gaining new momentum, Duterte said mutually beneficial cooperation will be strengthened.
The venue also reported a 7 percent increase in Asian visitors during the busy festival period this year, compared to the same time last year.
I believe that President Xi possesses the essential qualities of true leadership that every nation, not only China, needs. I think his greatest asset is his character and his wisdom. He is a global leader, not by any kind of propaganda or promotion. He doesn't need that. But, by simply being the strong, wise, thoughtful, reflective leader that he is. I could only pray that America would have a leader that was half as good.
The author first came to Beijing in 2009 to study Chinese in Beijing Foreign Studies University. Last year she graduated from BLCU, and now is juggling teaching and journalistic jobs in Beijing.
In taking the China Daily survey, acknowledging China's greatest accomplishments over the past 5 years, I'm reminded of what I believe is China's greatest accomplishment. Especially as I see so many things in West unraveling and regressing, China has stepped up as the global leader for the world. China's greatest accomplishment is the global example of true leadership that it is showing, to the world.
Leaders from around the world continue to send messages to President Xi Jinping congratulating him on his election as China's head of state.
"Xi praised us that we are still studying although we have retired, and he encouraged us to take good care of ourselves and enjoy life," Liu said. "He looked so easygoing. All of us were so excited."