A forum has been held in Hong Kong to mark the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up policy, with participants vowing to make further contributions to China's national development for a new era.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed higher level of opening-up to drive forward reform, stimulate market vitality and optimize the development environment.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), called for coordinated efforts and orderly advance in the planning and implementation of institutional reform at central and local levels to ensure complete victory in the area.
Hainan will be China's largest free trade zone enjoying increased opening-up policies and will be the country's first free trade port since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
China is taking another step in opening up the financial market with reform of the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (QDII) scheme.
President Xi Jinping underscored advancing reform and opening-up in the southern province of Hainan "from a higher perspective, with a broader vision and greater strength."