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Chinese president calls for global responses to global challenges

2009-11-15 04:01:40 GMT2009-11-15 12:01:40 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao, in an address delivered at the 17th Economic Leaders Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) here on Sunday, called for global responses to global challenges.

"Global challenges require global responses," the president said.

"Recently, leaders from many countries have gathered together more frequently to discuss ways to address global issues. This shows that the international community has come to recognize that with deepening economic globalization, working together for win-win outcomes is the only option we have," Hu said.

"Economies in the Asia-Pacific region, which are diverse and highly complementary to one another, have gained valuable experience in working together to meet challenges. This has put APEC cooperation on a solid footing," he added.

In his address, Hu also made a four-point proposal on some important issues concerning the economic and social development in the world and in Asia in particular:

- Support the sound development of the multilateral trading regime with stronger confidence.

- Meet the climate challenge through full cooperation.

- Promote regional economic integration with a multi-pronged approach.

- Counter non-traditional security threats through coordination and cooperation.

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