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S. Korean PM departs for China for economic forum

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won left for China on Wednesday for a regional economic forum and talks with his Chinese counterpart on ways to boost bilateral political and economic ties, his office said. On the first leg of his eight-day trip, which will also take him to Pakistan, Chung will visit the southern Chinese resort town of Boao to attend the Boao Forum for Asia.

Samsung's heir attends regional economic forum in China

BEIJING, April 8 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jay-yong is attending this week's regional economic forum hosted by China, a company official said Tuesday. Lee, the heir apparent to his father, Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, is among the South Korean business leaders joining the annual forum that started in China's southern resort town of Boao earlier in the day, the official said. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will give a keynote speech during the four-day forum.

S. Korean PM to attend regional economic forum in China

BEIJING, April 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won is among world leaders who will attend next week's regional economic forum hosted by China, the Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday. Chung, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Kazakhstani Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and other top leaders will join the annual forum to be held in China's southern resort town of Boao from April 8-11, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters.

Door to outside world will never close: Xi

China will never close its door to the outside world, President Xi Jinping said Monday at the on-going Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2013.China will stay committed to opening-up, an important driving force for the country's development, Xi told representatives of about 30 well-known enterprises from China and overseas at a round-table dialogue at the forum. "China will expand, deepen and widen its open economy."He also called on foreign countries to be more open to Chinese investors.

China's experience worth learning: Mexican President

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said here Saturday that China's economy is growing rapidly and its experience in this regard is worth learning.During an interview with Xinhua in the southern Chinese city of Sanya,Pena Nieto praised Chinese government's endeavors in developing the country's economy, as the world economy is in recession.He said high-level mutual visits between Mexico and China will be further strengthened, including officials and entrepreneurs.A special agency would be set up in the economic department of Mexican government to handle Mexico-China tr

Cambodian PM heads to China for Boao Forum, official visit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accompanied by a group of senior government officials and business people, on Saturday left for China for an official visit and attend the 2013 Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province.According to the schedule, the premier will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2013 on Sunday, Sry Thamarong, minister attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen, told reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport before the departure.

China's Xi says 'ultra-high speed' growth probably over

China's President Xi Jinping said Monday the days of "ultra-high speed" growth in the world's second-largest economy -- which many hope can spur a global recovery -- are probably over. "I don't think we will be able to sustain an ultra-high speed of economic growth and it is not what we want either," Xi told about two dozen foreign business figures on the southern island of Hainan. "Still it is possible for us to sustain a relatively high speed of economic growth," he added. "The Chinese economy is in good shape."

Peña Nieto touts Mexico's potential at Asian economic forum

Boao, China, Apr 7 (EFE).- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Sunday defended his ambitious reform plans at the Boao Forum, known as the "Asian Davos." The reform plans will "unleash the economic potential" of Mexico and make it more attractive to Asian investors, the president said.

Japan ex-PM Fukuda meets China's Xi amid tensions

Former Japanese premier Yasuo Fukuda said he briefly met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday in his capacity as chairman of an international conference, but there was no discussion of bilateral tensions. Fukuda is serving as chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, touted as an Asian version of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The annual Boao meeting is held on the southern Chinese island of Hainan.

Mexican leader to visit China, Japan

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will head to China and Japan on Wednesday on a trip aimed at deepening economic ties and widening relations with the Asia-Pacific region, the government said. Relations with the two Asian giants are a "high priority" for Mexico and Pena Nieto will meet with China's new President Xi Jinping, Japan's Emperor Akihito and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the foreign ministry said.
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