On August 18, 2014, China Review News reported on the fourth meeting of the Chinese Communist Party Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms, which had been held that same day. Xi Jinping, the paramount political and military leader of China, delivered a speech in which he discussed “pushing the reforms forward with real guns and knives.” Those present at the meeting included the deputy heads of the central reform leading group, Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Gaoli and a number of others. The participants examined specific issues such as salary system reform targeting top officials of the central-government-owned enterprises; and the benefits and “job-related” expenses regulation that focused on executives of the central-government-owned enterprises. They observed that the current salary structure and management are neither healthy nor reasonable. They also discussed the higher education entrance exam and enrollment reforms and approved a media guide, a 2014-2020 reform implementation plan, and a current on-going reform report.
Source: China Review News, August 18, 2014