URGENT ¥¥¥ Xi pledges to fight for China 'renaissance'

China's newly-installed president Xi Jinping said Sunday he would fight for a "great renaissance of the Chinese nation", in his first speech as head of state of the world's most populous country.

Xi called for "arduous efforts for the continued realisation of the great renaissance of the Chinese nation and the Chinese dream", in a speech to delegates at the National People's Congress parliament meeting in Beijing.