Make Solid Efforts to Advance Reform

Xi Jinping: The Governance of China II Updated: 2021-12-24

Make Solid Efforts to Advance Reform* 

August 18, 2014 

This is the first year to implement the decision to continue with all-round reform made at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee. We should make solid efforts to advance reform and pave the way for further progress in the years to come. All provincial authorities and central departments should conduct reform in a down-to-earth manner. Therefore, we should have concrete plans in place, guaranteed by appropriate actions and supervision, proper guidance and publicity, and effective evaluation of outcomes. In so doing, we aim to bring tangible benefits to the people, encouraging them to contribute their own ideas and efforts to the program of reform. 

"The Implementation Plan on Major Reform Measures of the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee (2014-2020)" makes overall arrangements for conducting reform in the coming seven years. Emphasizing the path, outcome and schedule of each reform measure, the plan serves as the general blueprint and management chart for the next period of reform. Relevant central departments should carefully organize the implementation, coordinate related reforms, properly arrange the schedule, materialize and refine the outcome, appropriately handle the relationship between reform and the formulation, revision and abolishment of related laws, promptly resolve problems in implementation, and endeavor to accomplish the necessary tasks. 

The key to the next phase of our work is implementation. We should put in place implementation plans, focus on major problems and key links, identify problems in systems and mechanisms, and work out solutions. We must guarantee the quality of major reform plans. We should define effective measures, and coordinate and set the pace of implementation, so as to advance reform. We should carry out strict supervision and follow-up of implementation, strengthen the mechanism of supervision and evaluation, and follow a project responsibility system, with a clear division of responsibility and proactive and strong executive capabilities on the part of the supervisors. We should make sure that results are materialized. We should establish and improve an evaluation system of the implementation of reform measures. We should also carry out publicity, especially on the guidelines of the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, and the progress and new results of our program of reform. 

* Main points of the speech at the fourth meeting of the Leading Group for Further Reform under the CPC Central Committee.

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