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Huang Xingguo participates in the East Asia Summit of the 17th World Economic Forum    2008-06-26 13:20

( the invitation of the Ministry of National Development of Singapore and the organizing committee of the East Asia Summit of the 17th World Economic Forum, Mayor Huang Xingguo led the delegation of Tianjin Municipal Government to carry out a five-day visit to Singapore and Malaysia from June 12 to June 16.

From June 12 to June 14, Huang Guoxing visited Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister of Prime Minister¡¯s Office and greeted him on behalf of Zhang Gaoli. Both parties exchanged ideas about the problem of Sino-Singaporean Eco-city and made a consensus. Goh Chok Tong said that the Eco-city is built to share the experience of gardening city with China and the world. He was satisfied with the progress of the Eco-city and put to branch out a multidimensional cooperation with Tianjin. The building of the Eco-city indicates that the cooperation between Tianjin and Singapore enter into a new stage. Therefore, both parties shall carry out various preparation works in earnest and enable the Eco-city to highlight the cooperation between China and Singapore, so as to build as a demonstration city for sustainable development.

In Singapore, Huang Guoxing also met some Singaporean politicians and entrepreneurs as well as Chinese ambassador to Singapore. The delegation learned experiences of afforestation plan, urban administration and cultural facility building from Singapore, listened to a brief on the traffic planning, administration and operation of the Land Way Administration and inspected the building and administration of urban traffic and important traffic nodes.

From June 15 to June 16, Huang Guoxing was present at a welcoming party held of Malaysian Primer Adbullah Ahmad Badawi and Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum. Schwab said that Tianjin is the best place to hold the Summer Davos and they expected to establish a friendly cooperation relation with Tianjin. He was satisfied with Tianjin¡¯s efforts for the forum. Huang Guoxing noted that as the Summer Davos is the largest, highest and most influential economic forum in China this year, it will be an important window to demonstration new outlooks of Tianjin and Binhai New Area to the world. thus they have confidence to hold a high-level, characteristic and safe conference.

At the East Asia Summit, Huang Guoxing stated that the development of Asia depends on the development of all countries in Asia. Over the 30 years after out reform and opening up, China regards the development at the core of solution centering the economic building. It witnessed historic changes, with an annual increase in national economy of 9.8%, and the economic aggregate ranked fourth in the world. Tianjin is an open coastal city in north China. For the 30 years, Tianjin realized a fast-growing economy and society, with a foreign investment in actual use of US$4 billion. 128 Fortune 500 enterprises invested in Tianjin, with a mercantile rate of return exceeding 20%. Besides, Binhai New Area was included into the national development strategy of China, growing to be a new growth area where drives regional economy. He said that the economic globalization and regional integration will further boost the fusion of economies of different countries, and then Asia will be the most active and backbone power of world economy. At the same time, Tianjin plays an important role in regional development. In a word, Tianjin is willing to establish friendly relations with all countries and regions all over the world and carve out a bright future hand in hand.

The delegation successfully completed the visits to Singapore and Malaysia and headed for Tianjin on May 17.

From:    Editor: Zhang Jialu
Preparatory & Coordination Committee of Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2008