Xi, in his New Year speech telecast nationwide, underscored the need to continue efforts to advance reform and rule of law in 2015, comparing them to "a bird's two wings".
He said the outgoing year was "unforgettable". "In 2014, we pressed ahead with reform, cracked many hard nuts and introduced a slew of important reform measures, which were closely related to the interests of our citizens," the President said.
Xi launched an unprecedented anti-graft campaign targeting party, government, military and state-owned company officials suspected of corruption after he came to power in late 2012.
Those faced probes included former top security official Zhou Yongkang and Gen Xu Caihou, former Vice Chairman of the Military Commission, which controls China's armed forces. They are the highest ranking officials held in the recent history of China.
Speaking about the slowing down of the economy, which was expected to miss the 7.5 official target, Xi said, "We adapted to the new normal of economic growth; actively promoted economic and social development; and further improved the people's lives."
In 2015, he said, China will continue to comprehensively deepen reform, from which "there is no turning back". China will also continue to advance the rule of law to safeguard the people's rights and interests, guarantee social justice and promote national development, Xi added.
"Reform and rule of law must be advanced at the same time to achieve an all-round well-off society by 2020 as scheduled," he said.

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