Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the National People's Congress (NPC) that China must not become complacent about its development.
Speaking at the closing session of the annual parliament, Mr Xi said China was at a critical stage in its history and only socialism could save it, BBC reports/
He also warned against Taiwanese separatism or attempts to split China.
Mr Xi is now set up to be China's president for life, after the NPC removed a two-term limit.
The motion was overwhelmingly approved by the roughly 3,000 delegates at the start of the session.
The parliamentary session meets once a year. It essentially rubberstamps changes already decided by the leadership.