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Chinese vice-premier Li focuses on boosting growth in Asia

April 3, 2012 - Beijing

Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang has told the Boao Forum in Hainan Province that his country will expand regional cooperation, and seek greater engagement with Asia.

The China Daily quoted Li, as saying that promoting growth would provide sound and sustainable development for the region.

As the largest market for Asian imports and an important source of investment, China will expand cooperation in a range of sectors, such as emerging industries, infrastructure, finance and technology, Li said.

"Openness has been vital to Asia's fast growth in the past and it will continue to be crucial for the area's further development," he added.

China will work with countries to push forward the establishment of regional cooperation mechanisms such as bilateral and multilateral free trade zones, Li said.

More than 2,000 officials, business and academic leaders from around the world attended the event with the theme of "Asia in the Changing World: Moving Toward Sound and Sustainable Development".


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