Xi sends fresh signal over push for ‘high-quality’ economic reform

China must “deepen reforms” to ensure “high standards” of self-sufficiency and economic independence, President Xi Jinping has told a high-level committee ahead of the country’s biggest legislative meeting of the year.The country’s leadership has indicated its economic strategy will increasingly focus on technological innovation and domestic demand amid its deepening competition with the US, a message reinforced by Xi’s comments to the central committee for deepening overall reform on Friday…