Xi's visits before Chinese New Year
Xi visited the homes of impoverished villagers of the Yi ethnic group who live deep in the Daliang Mountains of Zhaojue County, Sichuan Province in southwest China on Feb 11, 2018.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, asked the villagers about their lives and discussed poverty alleviation with local officials and villagers.
President Xi visited Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, Beijing's co-host city for the 2022 Games, to listen to a briefing on preparatory work and inspect proposed venue areas around Chongli county on Jan 23.
"There should be clear positioning of this region for future development. Rather than developing into a large-scale comprehensive metropolitan area, Chongli should be built into a ski destination with a strong local character," Xi said.
President Xi visited Shenshan village, Jinggangshan city, Jiangxi province, on Feb 2, 2016. He helped make dough for ciba, a glutinous rice delicacy that is a local Spring Festival favorite.
"Measures and work to alleviate and eliminate poverty must be precise. Policies should be made according to the (needs of) households and individuals," Xi said.
"No one should drop out," he told villagers during his talk with them about the country's efforts to achieve moderate prosperity.