18th CPC National Congress
The 18th CPC National Congress was held in November 2012 as the world was undergoing major development, transformation and adjustment. The Congress added the Scientific Outlook on Development to the Party Constitution, set a course to unwaveringly walk the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and designed the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. The Congress elected the new Chinese leadership with Xi Jinping at the core, lifting Chinese people to a new historical point to pursue national rejuvenation, world peace and common development.
China’s First Aircraft Carrier
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was commissioned into the People’s Liberation Army Navy in 2012. The vessel is a refurbished former Soviet aircraft carrier that went through eight years of retrofitting. The aircraft carrier deployed in the North Sea Fleet manifests China’s emerging naval power and comprehensive national strength.