Xi calls for pressing forward with reforms
President Xi Jinping called on Friday for more efforts to carry out reforms in 2017, stressing policy coordination and responsibility. China will push forward reform measures in key areas, which are State-owned enterprises, taxation, finance, land, urbanization, social security, ecological progress and opening up, according to a meeting of the Central Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform, chaired by Xi. A slew of guidelines and plans were also passed during the meeting. Friday marked the third anniversary of the creation of the leading group, which has been convened 31 times since it was established, working out hundreds of measures designed and released to propel reforms.