Forge ahead with ‘reform, opening-up’

President Xi urges economic pioneer Shenzhen to set example for cities of a modern socialist nation

“The practice of setting up special economic zones should not only continue, but also become better and achieve a higher level.” “Reform knows no break, and openingup knows no stop.” “The people are in the best position to judge if their livelihood is better off or not.” “(We should) gain impetus for development from the world and meanwhile enable China’s development to provide more benefits to the world.” Excerpts from Xi’s speech at gathering marking 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone

By XU WEI in Shenzhen and GANG WEN in Hong Kong Contact the writers at

China is committed to broader reform and opening-up with higher quality while its miracle city of Shenzhen is set out for a new vision 40 years after it became the country’s first special economic zone. In a speech delivered at a celebration marking...

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