China expects the just-concluded Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009, or the third Summer Davos forum, to be conducive to tackling the world economic downturn and send a "stronger signal" for global recovery.
This according to Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu,seen in our illustration, at a regular press briefing.
The meeting, which included five topics, focused on reviving world economic growth, and reviewing the feasibility and effectiveness of the policies of various countries in dealing with the financial crisis. As it were, a report card on what has happened since the World Economic Forum was held in January this year in the Swiss resort of Davos.
The summer forum was held in northeast China’s port city Dalian, Liaoning Province.
About 1,500 attendees from over 80 countries attended the meeting, including Latvian President Valdis Zatlers, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Singaporean Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Hryhoriy Nemyrya, Mauritian Deputy Prime Minister Rama Krishna Sithanen, Zimbabwean Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Haiand and Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic.
China View reports that the first Summer Davos forum was held in Dalian in September 2007, with the theme of "Shifting Power Equation".
The second Summer Davos forum was held in the northern port city of Tianjin in September last year, with the theme of "The Next Wave of Growth". The forum attracted some 1,400 participants from nearly 90 countries and regions.