And two years ago, a Chinese strand was added to the Blogmanay social media campaign, which reached almost 10 million people via Twitter in 2016. More than 17,400 tweets were generated, along with 3,000 images on Instagram.
"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.
President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders attended the opening meeting at the Great Hall of the People.
In an effort to protect the environment and public health, China banned the import of 24 categories of solid waste－including plastic and paper－on Jan 1. The effort was given a shot in the arm by Premier Li, who vowed in his speech on March 5 to "completely prohibit" the garbage.
Announcing a new policy push in January, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling the imposition of a tax, curbs on throwaway items like plastic bags, quality standards and new rules at ports, among other restrictions.
Many ceramic bombs and a three-meter-tall white balloon are on display at the Exhibition Hall of Evidences of Crime Committed by Unit 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.