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.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Xi's election shows the Chinese people's trust and confidence in Xi's vision and wisdom shown in managing national and international affairs, and he believes that the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing in September will achieve great success and push the partnership between Africa and China to a higher level.
Xi was elected president by a unanimous vote on Saturday morning at a session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
Xi called for more effort in achieving the goal of building China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful by the middle of the century.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that in the past 40 years, China has made remarkable progress, Japan and China have been cooperating in a wide spectrum, and he looks to take this year as an opportunity to further improve the China-Japan relationship and bring it to a higher ground.
Zhang said China's National People's Congress (NPC) stands ready to work with Gambia's National Assembly to implement the consensus reached between the two heads of state.
Most of the country's clean energy, including solar and wind energy, is in western China. However, the energy consumption market is too small in the region. Meanwhile, the current inadequate electric power transmission capability fails to distribute this to other parts of the country, which results in great losses, he said.