Leaders from around the world continue to send messages to President Xi Jinping congratulating him on his election as China's head of state.
I'm a proponent of the idea that 'everything rises and falls on leadership.' As we see the terrible events unfolding in America right now, at the same time, we see stability, growth and social harmony in China. Americans don't believe me when I report back to them the amazing advances that are being made, every day, here in China. They simply don't know China like I do.
That new sentence reflects the fundamental, comprehensive and contemporary nature of the Party's leadership, said Shen Chunyao, chairman of the Commission for Legislative Affairs of the NPC Standing Committee.
Xi was elected Chinese president by a unanimous vote on Saturday morning during the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature.
Milos Zeman, president of the Czech Republic, said he believes China will have a brighter future under Xi's leadership. Calling China one of his nation's most important partners, Zeman said he expects to upgrade the bilateral strategic partnership to bring more benefits to both countries.