Xi was elected president by a unanimous vote on Saturday morning at a session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit said that under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party with Xi as its core, the course of socialism with Chinese characteristics will make all-round, remarkable and historic achievements, and the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries will further develop.
The reform will cover different levels of institutions in the Party, government, people's congress, political advisory body, judiciary, social organizations, public institutions and within military-civil integration, said Liu, who is also director of the General Office of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs.
At the morning fair where stands of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and sea food were set up, vendors and customers indulged in intense exchanges, creating a vibrant new year atmosphere. Meanwhile, chefs cooked Chinese delicacies like dumplings, stuffed buns and Nanjing salted duck at the morning fair.
It will also amplify work-relief programs in extremely impoverished areas and encourage eastern and western regions to deepen their collaboration on poverty reduction.
Many other leaders sent congratulatory messages or letters to Xi on his re-election: Singapore's President Halimah Yacob, Tanzania's President John Magufuli, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou N'Guesso, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, Mozambique's President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
"Government reform is a momentous move for China's internal development and global affairs," said Nasir Mahmood, director general of the Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs at the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization. "It improves the effectiveness of the governing bodies and allows China to adapt to changing times."
The government will provide stronger targeted assistance for specific groups affected by poverty such as senior citizens, people with disabilities, and people with serious diseases.