China’s President Xi Jinping has called for the Communist Party to strengthen its ‘leadership’ role in state-owned businesses after the party’s call three years ago for reforms towards a market-driven economy. Photo: AFP

China’s leaders sending ‘confusing, inconsistent’ messages over economic reform

Veteran China watcher says Beijing’s slow progress towards state sector reform now biggest risk to its economy

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China’s President Xi Jinping has called for the Communist Party to strengthen its ‘leadership’ role in state-owned businesses after the party’s call three years ago for reforms towards a market-driven economy. Photo: AFP
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