New Era for China

In 2017, China made remarkable achievements in various areas, coming one step closer to realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

The country's GDP rose to 80 trillion yuan (about 12.3 trillion US dollars), over 13 million jobs were created, more than 10 million rural residents were lifted out of poverty, the first Chinese-built aircraft carrier was launched, and the quality of the environment has improved.

China has also moved closer to the global center stage, playing an increasingly prominent role in world affairs.

As China celebrates its 40th anniversary of reform and opening up in 2018, President Xi Jinping vowed to press ahead with reform until the ultimate triumph.

7 Jan 2018  -  CGTN