|Xi stresses reform confidence|
JINAN, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for confidence in realizing further reform and determination to overcome difficulties.
"All Party members should be confident that China's reform blueprint will be realized. No matter what difficulties and disturbances we encounter, we shall not swerve from the reform," said Xi during an inspection tour of east China's Shandong Province from Sunday to Thursday.
However, he admitted that it will be a tough and complicated task for the Communist Party of China (CPC) to deepen reform.
"It will be a new test for the Party's ability to rule and lead the country," said Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
A key reform plan, listing more than 300 measures, was adopted at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee on Nov. 12.
Xi noted that the reform measures should be implemented precisely according to the plan, cautioning against blindly pushing forward work without understanding the requirements of the central authorities.
Some measures, designed to be carried out under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee, should not be rushed, while those that can be done as early as possible should not be delayed, he said.
If a reform measure needs to be tested, the country will carefully research instead of doing it in haste, according to the president.
Some measures should not be instated until relevant laws are in place, he added.
Xi stressed that, when implementing the reform plan, local officials should not only respect the authority of central-level policies but also be flexible to consider local conditions.
He called on the whole CPC and Chinese society to unite together under the consensus of pushing forward reform, and to understand, support and take part in reform efforts.
The CPC should focus all its work on reform efforts and all Party officials should strive to enhance their ability to mobilize and organize reforms as well as handle complex situations, he urged.