The Chinese people have been aware since ancient times that "we cannot sit idle and enjoy the fruits of others' work, and happiness can only be achieved through great endeavor", he said.
He pledged to follow the guide of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Theory of Three Represents, the Scientific Outlook on Development, the Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
This shows how willing some Japanese political leaders are to run roughshod over the feelings of those who suffered from Japan's brutal militarist past: such as the "comfort women" in Korea, China and the Philippines, those abused by the Japanese Imperial Army Unit 731 in its biological experiments in Northeast China and the relatives of the 300,000 killed in the Nanjing Massacre, crimes that Abe and his right-wing cohorts have tried to either deny or whitewash over the years.
Another two berths, each with a 225,000-ton capacity, are close to being completed on Phoenix Island, according to local officials. The construction is a testament to Hainan's ambition to turn Sanya into an Asian Miami, on par with Miami, Florida, in the United States, which is known as the cruise capital of the world.
Globalization, the historic process which has brought different countries and peoples closer over the past two centuries, is now under attack and regarded with growing doubts. Isolationism is rising, along with trade protectionism and economic chauvinism.
BEIJING - The first session of the 13th National People's Congress held a plenary meeting Friday to hear work reports from the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
The leadership of the CPC is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics, he said, urging CPC members to shoulder the historic responsibility of leading the people in the great social revolution.
Xi also expressed gratitude to the NPC deputies and the whole nation for electing him president. He pledged to be loyal to the country and the people, spare no effort to fulfill his duties, be diligent at work, accept supervision from the people and never let the people down.
Over the five years since Xi was elected general secretary of the CPC Central Committee at the 18th Party National Congress in November 2012, much has been achieved in economic development, social progress and diplomacy.