Xi called for more efforts on environmental protection. The management of mountain, water, forest, land, and lake should be planned as a whole. Important projects should be pushed forward elaborately, including the northwest-north-northeast China networks of shelterbelts.
"The confidence the Chinese people have in the people's congress system derives from their confidence in the strong leadership of the Party and in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics," he said.
Latest data from the World Economic Forum's global competitive report 2017-18 indicates that the Chinese mainland is steadily pushing forward its global economic competitiveness, while Hong Kong and Taiwan are making huge gains in a difficult global market.
In terms of their oversight duty, lawmakers have inspected enforcement of 26 laws and one legislative decision, heard and deliberated 83 work reports, and conducted 15 special inquiries and 22 research projects.
Although the US is far from the Belt and Road region, American companies, with their advantages in international operation, global resources, cutting-edge technologies and high-level legal standards, are welcome to bid for the Belt and Road projects or to cooperate with other companies, said Luo, adding that California Governor Jerry Brown had openly expressed that California is willing to join the initiative.
Although this system has proved to be an effective political system, Zhang said that it does not mean that the national legislature can be complacent.