Senior officials in China unleased a slew of statements on Tuesday pointing to sweeping reforms in the financial sector, as the country seeks to bolster investor confidence in its markets.
In a lengthy piece published on Caixin's website, People's Bank of China (PBOC) governor Zhou Xiaochuan pledged his commitment to relaxing restrictions on China's capital markets and promised better signaling of the central bank's intentions, although he didn't specify whether he would hold post-monetary policy meeting conferences as other central bank do.
The widespread reforms being undertaken would help the Chinese yuan become an international currency by 2020, the PBOC governor added.
Also Tuesday China's President Xi Jinping told a meeting with senior officials that the government should work to boost the nation's growth momentum.
China should accelerate reforms in state-owned enterprises, fiscal and financial areas that can help lift economic growth, said Mr. Xi in the meeting, according to state-run Xinhua News Agency.
At the same time, vice finance minister Zhu Guangyao told a press conference that China was confident of hitting its 2015 growth target of about 7 percent, and vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen promised that China would honor multilateral trade systems.