The 40-year-old village head made a living in cities after graduating from a university in Nanjing, and then returned to Changtang, his home village, in 2007. At the time he convinced his fellow villagers to try cultivating sweet potatoes instead of the traditional lower-profit rice.
Building a modern economic system is essential for China to take the lead in the global scientific revolution and in industrial reform trends, and for China to fulfill its “Two Centenary Goals”, Xi said.
Chinese singer and actor Wang Junkai was designated a UN Environment National Goodwill Ambassador in Beijing on Wednesday.
SEOUL - The Republic of Korea's presidential Blue House said Wednesday that it was reviewing way to turn the current armistice on the Korean Peninsula into a peace treaty during the upcoming summit with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea later this month, Yonhap news agency reported.
Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng attended the plenary meeting.
Lhakpa joined an expedition of five women in 2000 who convinced the government to give them a permit. She was the first Nepali woman to reach the summit and return alive.
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.