KATHMANDU - A wheelchair-bound Australian is aiming to become the first paraplegic to reach the base camp of Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, unaided - a breathless trek he reckons he will make mostly on his hands.
The diplomacy to be rolled out by President Xi Jinping as head of state this year will "write a whole new chapter" of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
In addition, the mayor said globally known theme parks and beautiful villages with charming characteristics will be developed to lure tourists.
President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, called on Friday for deeper reform to boost civil-military integration in the new era.
Chengmai, about 60 kilometers from the provincial capital of Haikou, is one of the regions that has reaped benefits from restructuring local farming. "Our Qiaotou brand sweet potatoes sell well in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as markets in Japan and Canada," said Wang Wenke, head of Changtang village in Qiaotou town, Chengmai－an area known for its rich soil and the longevity of its locals.
The CPPCC serves as a key mechanism for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and is a major element of socialist democracy.
Prosecutors charged that he abused power to gain benefits for others, and demanded cash or property in return.
Solar photovoltaic generation is also being promoted in rural China to contribute to poverty relief. At least 20 million rural households have installed solar photovoltaic generators.