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Reform resolve is unshakable

(China Daily) Updated: 2015-03-02 07:40

Reform resolve is unshakable

Chinese President and General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping speaks at the Central Economic Work Conference in Beijing, Dec 11, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

The comprehensive and deepened reforms advanced by top leader Xi Jinping and his colleagues over the past two years are aimed at serving the country's comprehensive, fundamental and long-term interests and their implementation will be helpful to the Party, the people and long-term national prosperity and stability, says a People's Daily editorial.

Xi and his colleagues have pointed out a clear direction and path for a new round of reforms aimed at promoting the improvement of China's socialist system and pushing for the modernization of its governance system and capability. The 108 reform tasks and 370 reform measures completed in 2014 made it a "Year of Reform".

As a systematic project, the strategic layout for comprehensive and deepened reforms China's new leadership has mapped out for reform and opening-up should be advanced in a comprehensive manner and various measures taken in a coordinated way. Only in this way can a subtle balance be struck between short-term and long-term interests, coordination be achieved among various interests and obstructions be overcome.

The challenges facing today's reforms are greater than those encountered 30-plus years ago as the resistance of established interest groups is more complicated and entrenched. All this means that a well-conceived design and unshakable resolve are needed from the top to effectively push forward reform measures.

A series of remarks made by Xi, such as "to break the entrenched interest fence", "to dare to crack a hard nut" and "there is no end to reforms", have manifested his courage to face up to the difficulties ahead and the leadership's will to persist in pushing through deep-water reforms.

The Party under Xi's leadership is well-aware that today's reforms are not to deal with challenges alone, but also to better grasp emerging opportunities. The aim is through comprehensive and deepened reforms to forge a socialist China that can lead the times.

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