President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the closing meeting of the country's top legislative session in Beijing on Tuesday. Here are the highlights. [Special Coverage]
People are makers of history
It is the people who have created the history and they are the real heroes, Xi said. As long as people have confidence, the country will have a future and power.
He reaffirms his commitment to serve the people and fulfill his legal obligations.
Chinese people have the spirit of creativity, hard work and unity, Xi said.
Happiness comes with hard work. If Chinese people hold the spirit of working hard, we can achieve the goal of creating a better life, said Xi.
Xi stresses that Chinese people well aware that unity is power and driving force to move the nation forward, adding it is impossible for a divided and fractured nation to advance.
China is a socialist state under the people's democratic dictatorship led by the working class and based on the alliance of workers and peasants, said Xi, noting that all power in the country belongs to the people.
He urges all civil servants to always put people at the highest place, wholeheartedly serve the people and work for the people's interests and happiness.
National rejuvenation and reform
China has continuously strived for its dream of realizing great national rejuvenation for over 170 years, said Xi.
Turning the grand blueprint for China into reality is new Long March.
We need to deepen reform more comprehensively and broaden opening-up with intensified efforts and with more concrete measures, said Xi.
We should guide our country towards a future full of hope, said Xi, adding that new era belongs to everyone, nothing can stop us fulfilling our dream.
Territory integrity and world peace
Every inch of the Chinese territory absolutely cannot be separated from China, said Xi.
China is always willing to make contributions to peace and development of humanity, and fate of Chinese people always closely linked to that of others.
China won't develop itself at the expense of others, China's development won't pose a threat to any country, said Xi.
China holds the view that world affairs should be managed through consultation between the people of all countries, said Xi, noting that China will not impose its own will on others.