|Chinese premier: World should have faith in China (03/23/09)|
BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday met with foreign delegates at the 10th China Development Forum, calling on international efforts to combat the financial crisis.
"Only when each nation makes effective stimulus measures together can the world economy step out of difficulty and realize resuscitation," Wen said to more than fifty foreign delegates at the three-day China Development Forum that started Saturday.
China has launched plans to expand domestic consumption and promote economic growth. It will try its best to achieve the goal of eight-percent economic growth set for this year, according to Wen.
With timely efforts, the economy in some areas and industries in China is now witnessing better signs, Wen said.
"China can't achieve self-development without rest of the world," the Premier said, adding that China hopes to deliver confidence to the world and the world should have faith in the country.
Sponsored by Development Research Center under the State Council, or China's cabinet, the China Development Forum was founded in 2000. It aims to support and promote policy consultation and academic research in China.
High-level officials, entrepreneurs, scholars and leaders from international and non-governmental organizations attended this year's forum with the theme of China's Development and Reform in the Global Financial Turmoil.