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Xi Jinping Delivered a Speech That Stressed Enhancing the Commitment to Reform

On June 27, China’s State President Xi Jinping hosted the 25th Session of the Central Leading Group for comprehensively deepening reform. At the conference, he delivered a speech in which he signaled that reform is meeting with resistance and he pointed out that the local [government] is an important force for reform. [Xi] stressed that the reform is a revolution, that [its purpose] is to change the institutional mechanisms and to remove vested interests. [Therefore], it is important to get serious about reform. Local committees at all levels will have to work hard on tackling difficult issues and on solving problems.  

Source: Sina, June 27, 2016