It's been a year of rapid changes and breakthroughs for China. Let’s take a quick look at what trended across the country this year.
19TH CPC NATIONAL CONGRESS
General Secretary of CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping ushered in a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics and set the tone for the country's future development, after five years of major achievements and breakthroughs, giving the world a clearer view of China's comprehensive reform and development.
XIONG'AN NEW DISTRICT
Designed as a millennium national plan, the new economic zone will serve as Beijing's sub-center to promote regional integration with coordinated, innovation-driven development.
TRUMP VISITS CHINA
The US president paid his first official visit to China with the aim of boosting bilateral relations. The trip saw more than 250 billion US dollars in trade and investment deals.
BELT & ROAD FORUM
The Belt and Road Initiative made headway in 2017, as representatives of global and regional economies discussed practical cooperation in Beijing for win-win outcomes.
From high-speed to high-quality, the world's second largest economy stands ready for a greener and smarter future, while maintaining 6.8 percent growth. In 2017, China contributed to over one-third of global economic growth.
China pushed forward its military reform to build a modern army loyal to the CPC leadership. Eighteen army groups were reduced to 13, a major step from quantity to quality. The Armed Police Force will also be under the unified command of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Military Commission starting next year.
C919 MAIDEN FLIGHT
Flying high... China's largest homegrown passenger jet embarked on its maiden flight, a milestone for the nation which aims to become a major force in the global aviation market.
SAIHANBA WINS UN HONOR
China's largest man-made woodland won the UN's highest environmental honor. The forest now supplies clean water and air to millions of people across Beijing and Tianjin. The country's vigorous environmental reform efforts have gained strong international recognition.
Lighting the space beacon. China's quantum communications satellite broke the world record in distance, propelling the nation forward to become a powerhouse of cutting-edge technology.
BOX OFFICE RECORDS
Chinese blockbusters this year smashed box office records, raking in a historic 50 billion yuan in ticket sales, a 19-percent surge compared to last year.