BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Li Jianguo, vice chairman and secretary-general of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), met here Monday with a delegation of young business leaders of Japan.
The delegation was visiting China to attend the first China-Japan Youth Business Leader's Forum, which was a cooperative mechanism initiated at the second China-Japan high-level economic dialogue in June this year.
Addressing the opening of the forum, Li said that as two major economies in the world, China and Japan should enhance dialogue and cooperation against the backdrop of uncertain prospect of global economic recovery.
He said the forum provided a new platform for the young business elites of the two nations to communicate and cooperate, and it was also a new attempt for the non-governmental forces to participate in and boost bilateral economic and trade cooperation.
Japanese Ambassador to China Yuji Miyamoto called on the two countries to expand domestic demand and develop their national economy, and cooperate effectively in the fields of energy conservation and environment protection.
The forum, gathering about 60 representatives from both major enterprises, was co-hosted by All-China Youth Federation, Japan Junior Chamber and the Mainichi Daily News of Japan.