Xi stresses commitment to deepening reform


China will unswervingly deepen reform with greater commitment and courage, President Xi Jinping said on August 29.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at the 38th meeting of the Central Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform, which he heads.

The group called for efforts to build development priority zones, as part of the economic development and ecological protection strategy.

These zones should play a basic role in land development and be carried out with precision.

There must be a long-term mechanism for differentiated but coordinated development among zones of different functions, according to the meeting.

The group stressed the need to improve the ecological environment damage compensation system that had been in trial operation. It called for a damage evaluation system and a mechanism for fund management.

Attendees acknowledged solid progress in reforms since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in 2012 and agreed to continue the work. "Reform will never stop," the meeting agreed.


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