Legislators also voted to approve the chairpersons, vice chairpersons and members of eight special committees of the 13th NPC at the meeting.
Afghanistan's President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Bolivia's President Juan Evo Morales Ayma, Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak also extended congratulations to Xi through other forms.
I could begin by talking about the advancements right here in my city of Zhengzhou. I've watched roads built, the environment remarkably cleaner than 2011 when I arrived here. I've been amazed at the experience of watching education rise to a higher standard than 5 years ago. I'm truly amazed at the astounding progress that's been made.
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Xi has led China to new achievements and the Chinese government has demonstrated great determination in improving the people's livelihoods and will keep moving forward toward its goals in the new era.
The government will subsidize business training programs and encourage private vocational schools, according to a statement released after an executive meeting of the State Council. College graduates and young migrant workers will receive skills training to help them find jobs or start their own businesses.
Farmers in the village used to grow low-productivity rice and other crops, earning incomes of less than 3,000 yuan a year in 2008, before they were encouraged by the local government to grow sweet potatoes instead.
Chinese leaders including Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan attended the plenary meeting.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Xi has demonstrated firm commitment and leadership in boosting the partnership between China and the UN.