In his speech, Xi told civil servants that, no matter how high-ranking they are, it is a must to put the people in the highest place of their hearts, serve the people wholeheartedly and work hard for the interests and happiness of the people.
He also called on the region to develop modern equipment manufacturing, modern services and other emerging sectors like new material, biomedicine, electronics and information, energy conservation, and environmental protection to lend fresh growth momentum.
Xi was elected president by a unanimous vote on Saturday morning at a session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
He suggested that new mechanisms for legislative, oversight and deputy-related work should be explored, and efforts should be made to enrich and broaden the practices of people's congresses.
While studying at Harvard， I saw how scientific knowledge can help others in simple， yet profound ways。 The bird flu pandemic in the 2000s looked to my village like a spell cast by demons。 Our folk medicine didn’t even have half-measures to offer。 What’s more， farmers didn’t know the difference between common cold and flu； they didn’t understand that the flu was much more lethal than the common cold。 Most people were also unaware that the virus could transmit across different species。
The 6.5 percent growth target set in this year's government work report is "attainable" through hard works, said He, citing China's economic momentum, resilience, sustainability and market potential.
"I believe that as long as more than 1.3 billion Chinese people keep carrying forward this great spirit of pursuing dreams, we can and will realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," he said.