Experts stress Asia-U.S. cooperation in new century

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Experts from the United States and Asia on Tuesday stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation in the new century when the world situation is getting "tough" and "complicated".

U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Kurt Tong said that "competition does't help" the relations between the United States and the Asian Pacific region.

He called for more cooperation between the two sides at a panel discussion of "America in the Asian Century" at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010, or the Summer Davos, in north China's port city of Tianjin.

Tong said there is a high level of awareness and willingness from the U.S. government and the private sector about the need to engage in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cui Liru, president of the Chinese Institute of Contemporary International Relations, stressed the need of more cooperation within the Asia-Pacific region.

He said in an era of globalization, China faces more common challenges with the rest of the world, which requires more international coordination.

Moon Chung-In, professor of the Political Science of Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, said he believed the United States and Asia were still intertwined and that it was important for the related parties to face the new reality and change the old way of thinking and habits.

Some 1,500 government officials and business executives from nearly 90 countries are participating in the forum in Tianjin from Sept. 13 to 15.

The Geneva-based WEF, established in 1971, is best known for its annual meeting at the Swiss winter resort of Davos, while the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China mainly focuses on newly emerging businesses and nations.

Source: Xinhua


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