Key moments in China's reform and opening-up

BY :chinadaily

UPDATED :August 13, 2018


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Editor's Note: This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. China has rolled out a slew of substantial opening-up measures since the beginning of 2018. Let's take a look at milestones since the adoption of the reform and opening-up policy in 1978.

President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, take a group photo with foreign leaders, dignitaries and spouses before the opening of the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province on April 10, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

2018: President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, reaffirming China's commitment to deepening reform and opening-up.

Journalists take pictures outside the venue of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 15, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

2017: The first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde departs following a press conference at IMF headquarters on November 30, 2015 in Washington. [Photo/VCG]

2015: The International Monetary Fund decided to include the Chinese currency in its basket. From Oct 1, 2016, the renminbi will be a freely usable currency and will be included in the special drawing rights basket as the fifth currency along with the US dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound.