"I felt we are not useless people whom nobody pays attention to. I was young again," she said. "Although we are old, why can we not have an equally colorful life?"
Air pollution in northern China is usually worse in the winter, but this past winter saw unprecedented improvement. Largely due to the policy decision to shift to natural gas for heating and many industrial uses, the average concentration in Beijing of the most hazardous small particulate matter, PM2.5, fell in January by 70 percent year-on-year to 34 micrograms per cubic meter, the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau said in a statement. It was the first time the figure was under the national standard safe level of 35, the bureau said. However, recent weeks have seen many days of high air pollution, although coming weeks are forecast to be clear.
Pakistan has always been a strong supporter of the forum, actively participating every year. Most of our presidents and prime ministers have attended. This year, Prime Minister H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, along with senior ministers and senior officials, will participate in the forum which will be held from April 8 to 11. The Pakistan embassy in Beijing has established temporary camp offices in Boao and Sanya cities, to facilitate participation of Pakistani delegates.
The mission would be launched this summer for a trip to the sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles (6.4 million km) from the surface to study how the star affects space and other planets.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said that the NPC's electing Xi as president fully affirms Xi's outstanding governing capability and noble quality of serving the people, and he would like to join Xi in making unremitting efforts to further strengthen the friendly cooperation between China and Mali.