How has Xi Jinping led China's reform?
2018-04-11 15:26:00

“China’s open door will not be closed, it will be opened wider,” Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to continue with the reform and opening-up policy during his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).

He expounded on China’s achievements since reform and opening-up, while announcing new measures to further open up the country’s markets. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up, a policy that has brought drastic changes to the country. The policy is guaranteed to be a success, Xi added.

 

After 40 years, China has become the world’s second-largest economy, with its gross domestic product (GDP) reaching 82.71 trillion yuan (about 12.84trillionUS dollars) in 2017. According to President Xi, China's GDP has averaged an annual growth rate of around 9.5 percent over the past four decades.

In 2012, Xi made his first inspection tour as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee to Guangdong Province, which was chosen as a pioneer for the country’s opening-up to the world. The visit signaled Xi's determination to continue with the reform policy.

"Our country's reform has entered a crucial and delicate stage, which requires us to have more political courage and wisdom and seize opportunities to enhance reforms in important sectors," he said during the inspection.

Xi has highlighted the importance of deepening reform on many occasions since then.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram