China's unprecedented focus on environmental protection and its pledge to prevent foreign garbage from crossing its borders are industry game changers, according to two environmental observers in the United States.
This was the first time for a Chinese president to take a public oath of allegiance to the Constitution upon assuming office.
In his speech, Xi said it is a systematic project to build a higher-quality economy, and one that requires comprehensive planning and long-term vision.
Meanwhile, a national commodity anti-counterfeiting database, the first of its kind in the country, will be established in South China's Hainan province soon, according to the paper.
Xi required the opening-up of all areas with a broader vision, higher goals and more effective measures. Guangdong province should speed up building open economies at a higher level, proactively taking part in building the Belt and Road, and turning the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area into a world-class city cluster, Xi said.