Farmers in the village used to grow low-productivity rice and other crops, earning incomes of less than 3,000 yuan a year in 2008, before they were encouraged by the local government to grow sweet potatoes instead.
"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.
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.
Chinese leaders including Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan attended the plenary meeting.
The plan will integrate all resources for emergency management to build a professional and fast-response system, which can ensure the safety of people's lives and their property, the plan said.
Wang also pledged that State-owned enterprises will become more strategically well-positioned through mergers and reshuffling, with State-owned capital allocation efficiency further boosted and development quality substantially enhanced.
For the first quarter of 2018, Taiwan exported $32.9 billion worth of goods to the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, with electronic components accounting for about a half.
"It is not an organ of power, nor a decision-making organ. It is an important platform for all Chinese political parties, social organizations and people from all ethnic groups and all sectors of society to work together and participate in the deliberation of State affairs in a democratic manner."
Wang Yili, another national political adviser and chairwoman of China Energy Power Group, said she thinks the new leadership will make the CPPCC a better platform for socialist democratic consultation and a hub for good ideas. She said she believes the new leaders will attach more importance to improving people's livelihoods.