A nurse at Sijiqing Nursing Home combs the hair of an elder resident at the Beijing facility. President Xi Jinping visited there in December 2013 and residents said they were energized by his presence. [Photo/Xinhua]
Lhakpa said she is used to overcoming adversity. Sherpa girls were discouraged from climbing, but she was a tomboy and would not be deterred from helping the men in her family, serving as a porter to bring gear to Qomolangma base camps.
Noting that 2018 and 2019 will be the years of cooperation and exchanges between the two countries at local levels, Xi said the events will surely boost local exchanges between China and Russia and help develop the popularity of the idea that the two sides share a long-standing friendship and seek common development and prosperity.
"Xi praised us that we are still studying although we have retired, and he encouraged us to take good care of ourselves and enjoy life," Liu said. "He looked so easygoing. All of us were so excited."
The statement after the meeting pointed out that the Party's 19th National Congress made new arrangements for maintaining strict discipline, and the eight-point code made five years ago must strictly be followed to ensure that the Party has close links with the people.
Lhakpa says that she would have liked to be a doctor or an airplane pilot, but that as a girl growing up in the Sherpa ethnic community with her four brothers and seven sisters, she wasn't allowed to attend school.
China seeks to promote international strategic coordination with Russia and to work for new fruits in the development of ties, he said.
In his role as goodwill ambassador, Wang will connect with China’s youth on some of the most urgent environment issues for their generation, including pollution, air quality, wildlife protection and ecosystem preservation.