Japan's attitude toward its heinous World War II history has long caused tension with its two main neighbors, China and the Republic of Korea. And there has been no sign that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to ease the tension in 2014; instead it looks like he intends to inflame it further.
Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng attended the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC).
Xi, who is general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Party's military commission, was unanimously elected president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC at the fifth meeting of the First Plenary Session of the 13th National People's Congress on Saturday.
The public oath of allegiance to the Constitution made by Xi and the other elected State leaders－a ceremony held for the first time in history－reinforced the leadership's dedication to fulfilling their duties for the good of the Party, the country and the people.
Doolan will be using a specially designed wheelchair with mountain-bike wheels when the trails allow, but thinks he will mostly be on his hands with a friend holding his legs in a move he's dubbed "wheelbarrowing".
Took a continuing studies course for provincial- and ministerial-level officials at the Central Party School (Mar-May 1997)
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