"We have taken another great step in finishing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects," Xi said.
From the Chinese-produced large passenger jet C919 to the bullet train named Fuxing -- with a speed of 350 kilometers per hour, Xi said good news kept rolling-in on sci-tech innovation and major projects in 2017.
"I applaud the Chinese people for their great creativity," he said.
Xi also spoke of a grand military parade at the Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, held to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army; the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland; as well as a national memorial ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.
Xi noted several multilateral diplomatic events held in China, including the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the BRICS Xiamen Summit and the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting.
Xi said that he had an in-depth exchange of views with concerted parties on different occasions, such as at the World Economic Forum in Davos and the G20 Summit in Hamburg.
"They are all in favor of the joint building of a community with a shared future for humanity so as to benefit people across the world," he said.
Xi said he had received letters from people of ethnic minority regions, professor and university students.
"Their patriotism made me feel that the ordinary people are the greatest, while happiness comes out of diligence," Xi said.