Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao reaffirmed Chinese positions and perspectives on issues such as strengthening global financial and economic regulation and promoting sustainable development at the eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) held in Brussels on October 4 and 5, 2010.
Wen said currently the world economy sees slow recovery but still faces great uncertainty. All countries should continue to prioritize consolidating the momentum of the economic recovery and maintain proper macroeconomic policies. They should also take prudent and sound approach to decide when and how fast they should apply the exit policy, Wen said. The ASEM members should enhance cooperation to strengthen global financial and economic regulation, tackle the root cause of the international financial and economic crisis and promote the vigorous, sustainable and balanced growth of the world economy. China will continue to support the European countries beset with the sovereign debt crisis and help them overcome the difficulties, the premier said.
Wen said the Chinese government has always paid great attention to the global warming issue. Under the extremely difficult circumstances of the global financial crisis, the Chinese government is still working hard and this year China is expected to fulfill the basic target of reducing energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product, he said. China is willing to continue to provide support in its capacity for other developing countries on fighting global warming within the frameworks of South-South cooperation and bilateral cooperation, he said. China will, as always, play a positive and constructive role to work together with other countries for comprehensive, balanced and binding results at a major conference on climate change scheduled for later this year in Cancun, Mexico, Wen said.
The premier said currently global issues such as energy and food security, natural disaster, terrorism and piracy pose a serious threat to the economic development and social stability in Asia and Europe. Countries should join hands to tackle food security, a pressing task that needed to be solved as a top priority, Wen said. Therefore, Wen said, countries should make every effort to raise grain production, which was the key to solving food security, strengthen agricultural policy coordination, consistently improve agricultural products trade environment, actively push forward exchange and cooperation in agricultural science and technology, try hard to boost the capability in preventing and fighting natural disasters and enhance food assistance to developing countries that suffer from food shortage.