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Chinese spokesman sees many wins from APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting


11:05, November 15, 2011

HONOLULU, United States, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- The 19th Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) had reaped a bumper harvest, a spokesman from the Chinese delegation said on Monday.

Ma Zhaoxu outlined to reporters what China saw as the meeting's main achievements, which he desribed as practical and balanced and achieved through cooperation and consultation on an equal footing.

Progress had been made in deepening regional economic integration and expanding trade, Ma said.

Leaders at the meeting reached broad consensus on innovation policies and the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises and unanimously pledged to battle trade protectionism.

Headway was also made in promoting green growth.

Green growth was a core element of the APEC Leaders' Growth Strategy and represented the trend of economic and social development, he said.

Leaders agreed to start developing an APEC list of environmental goods in 2012 that would directly and positively contribute to green growth and sustainable development objectives.

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