Premier Wen expounds "real China" at UN debate

09:57, September 24, 2010      

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China will stick to the path of peaceful development and continue to pursue the policies of reform and opening-up, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Thursday.

China is still a developing country whose per capita gross domestic product is only one tenth of that of developed countries, Wen said in a speech delivered at the annual general debate of the UN General Assembly.

China has enjoyed over 30 years of fast growth, but its further development faces energy, resources and environmental constraints, the premier noted in his speech, titled "Getting to Know the Real China."

"Taken as a whole, China is still in the primary stage of socialism and remains a developing country. These are our basic national conditions. This is the real China," said Wen.

In the coming decades, China will continue to move forward along the path of reform and opening-up and peaceful development, and there is no reason whatsoever for China to deviate from it, Wen added.

"China will stay firmly committed to peaceful development... China's development will not harm anyone or pose a threat to anyone," the Chinese premier said, stressing that Beijing will never follow the footsteps of powers which sought hegemony once they grew strong.

Source: Xinhua


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