President Xi Jinping is heading a powerful panel that will oversee the mainland's financial and economic affairs after growth slowed to an 18-month low of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter. Photo: AFP President Xi Jinping is heading a powerful panel that will oversee the mainland's financial and economic affairs after growth slowed to an 18-month low of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping is heading a powerful panel that will oversee the mainland's financial and economic affairs after growth slowed to an 18-month low of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping takes charge of China's economic reforms

President takes charge of the mainland's economic reforms, a task that had been the responsibility of the premier

President Xi Jinping is heading a powerful panel that will oversee the mainland's financial and economic affairs after growth slowed to an 18-month low of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter. Photo: AFP President Xi Jinping is heading a powerful panel that will oversee the mainland's financial and economic affairs after growth slowed to an 18-month low of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping is heading a powerful panel that will oversee the mainland's financial and economic affairs after growth slowed to an 18-month low of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter. Photo: AFP
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