Chinese President Xi Jinping is addressing the closing meeting of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
At the beginning of his speech, President Xi reaffirmed his commitment to serve the people and fulfill his legal obligations.
He urged the civil servants at all levels to always put the people at the highest place, wholeheartedly serve the people and work for the people’s interests and happiness.
“People are the creators of the history and they are the real heroes,” Xi said, saying the magnificent history of Chinese civilization has been written by its great people.
Happiness comes with hard work, says President Xi, noting that if the Chinese people hold the spirit of working hard, we can achieve the goal of creating a better life.
During the annual session, which started on March 5, lawmakers elected state leaders and approved a restructuring plan on the State Council. They also approved several work reports, including those from the government, the NPC Standing Committee, the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.
A draft supervision law, the 2018 national economic and social development plan as well as the 2018 central and local budgets were also passed.