China gave awards to 100 Chinese and 10 foreigners Tuesday for their outstanding contributions to the country's reform and opening-up.
President Xi Jinping's speech at a grand gathering Tuesday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up has been published by the People's Publishing House.
Ten foreigners have received the China Reform Friendship Medal at a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up at an event in Beijing on Tuesday.
A review of the past several thousand years shows that reform and opening-up remains the norm throughout China's history, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
President Xi stressed striking a balance between reform, development and stability by maintaining the worldview and methodology of dialectical and historical materialism.
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."