'My job is to serve the people,' Xi tells villagers [The Nation] 13 Feb, 2018

"My job is to serve the people," Chinese President Xi Jinping told local villagers in suburbanChengdu, capital of Southwest China'sSichuanprovince. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks when a senior resident of the Zhanqi village said with excitement, "You are our good leader and the lucky star of the Chinese people!" "Thank you. I am a servant of the public. My job is to serve the people," the president replied. Xi was in the village to see their achievement in using the Internet to help sell local products. An elderly woman wanted to give a pair of her hand-made shoes to Xi as a gift, but the president smiled and insisted on paying for them. Before coming to the village, Xi visited Yingxiu, Wenchuan county, the epicenter of the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that struckSichuanon May 12, 2008. Xi visited the ruins of a middle school and laid flowers in memory of more than 80,000 people killed in the quake and the heroes who died during rescue work. Xi said the ruins must be protected to become a base for education in patriotism. He also saw the changes in Yingxiu over the past 10 years after the quake and visited a local tea making workshop and a restaurant, where he helped in making buttered tea, cooking fried crisp pork and grinding soybeans to make bean curd jelly. During the visit, Xi told local villagers thatChinawould continue to revitalize the countryside. "The development of the countryside is not just about developing industries or materials, but about spiritual and cultural lives," he said.

More News

Glorious foreign policy is reflection of strong national policy

19 Aug, 2018 DailyTimes

Among all the myriad  challenges that Pakistan is facing, lack of coherent national and foreign policies are the uphill tasks of the country. The fore ... Detail

US action group will fail to overthrow Iranian state: Iran

19 Aug, 2018 Radio Pakistan

Iran has accused the United States of trying to overthrow the Islamic Republic government.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, speaking at a ... Detail

Xi requires strengthening CPC leadership, Party building in military

19 Aug, 2018 Radio Pakistan

President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to comprehensively strengthen the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Party building ... Detail

Tributes laud Kofi Annan as man of peace, champion of rights

19 Aug, 2018 SuchTV

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres“In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new ... Detail

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Indonesian Lombok Island

19 Aug, 2018 Radio Pakistan

An earth quake of 6.3 magnitudes struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday.According to U.S. Geological Survey depth of the latest trem ... Detail

Post Your Comments
Type your Comments / Review in the space below.
Verify Code