Japan lost the war against the allied forces 70 years ago, but it should not lose its conscience on the question of the war 70 years later.
Xi's remark shows China's resolve to tackle its pollution problems and its determination to build an ecological civilization.
By lowering its 2015 growth target to "around 7 percent", the government has apparently given in to the intensifying downward pressures.
This year there are more expectations for reforms in China given that it marks a crucial year for deepening reforms.
As ever, many are expecting that the brainstorming among NPC deputies will bring substantial changes to specific government policies.
History proves that the Chinese nation must have strong leadership, which is now irreplaceably provided by the ruling Party, if it wants prosperity.
The inspection of nine SOEs by central inspection teams in 2014 has uncovered serious abuse of power in different forms by SOE executives.
To comprehensively push for the rule of law in a country like China that has had a millenniums-old tradition of rule of man requires an extensive and profound change of mindset.
HK will risk losing the role of being a bridge between China and foreign countries and becoming marginalized if it is plagued by confrontational politics by radical sections.
The Party under Xi is well-aware that today's reforms are not to deal with challenges alone, but also to better grasp emerging opportunities.
The government needs to be pushed for more action and people need to have their awareness raised about what they can do to fight against pollution.
To falsify or tamper with the information on the personal files of officials is undoubtedly a form of corruption.