Xi's speech received positive feedback from many foreign diplomats, and they expressed optimism toward China's development under Xi's leadership.
The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said earlier in a statement that Lu was found to have used money, personal connections and lobbying to "buy official positions and honorary titles along the way", which enabled him to rise "from a private enterprise owner to a vice-ministerial-level official". Also, he had been simultaneously acting as an official and a businessman.
Charles was long associated with the English National Opera and was the first Australian chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
After the 2018 Government Work Report was delivered to the first session of the 13th National People's Congress, ministries elaborated on key points related to China's economy at news conferences on the sidelines of the annual session of the NPC.
Mackerras still goes to China to teach and research music or ethnic minorities. Some of his students have done "very well in the new China", he said.
Despite the anti-Western sentiment in China at that time, Mackerras found the people there, including his students and colleagues, to be very kind and friendly toward him and his wife.
"If he is given more time to develop his play, I think Ke has a chance to win this time around," Hua said.