Huang Xingguo:Address at the Closing Ceremony of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2008 2014-09-08 19:45

Distinguished Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab,

Dear guests, ladies and gentlemen,

The two-day exciting and unforgettable Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2008 is coming to an end. More than 1,500 guests from home and abroad gathering in Tianjin discussed the crucial issues, foresaw the potential problems in the fields of present world politics and economy etc. and shared their profound and imaginative ideas.

Premier Wen Jiabao delivered a brilliant keynote speech, in which he stated opinions about the current global economic situation, and answered the participants’ questions. The open and equal interaction promoted this forum to its climax. At this successful and grand international economic forum, our respectable Chairman Schwab, with his distinguished wisdom, once again presented the whole world with the abundant fruits yielded from the Davos Spirit.

There was no doubt that this forum was a productive one, with creative thoughts sparkling. To listen to the voices from the New Champions is to explore the path to the future. Facing the complicated global economic situation, we shared ideas and contributed wisdom, which highlighted the distinctive features of the New Champions in the changing global economic pattern. To be specific, the distinctive features mean innovation, passion, foresight, persistence, responsibility and ambition. I believe the meeting will certainly exert far-reaching influences on the world economic development.

We are delighted to see that the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2008 has offered an opportunity for Tianjin to share the plentiful fruits and learn vanguard concepts from the world. Tianjin Binhai New Area, China’s strategic priority, shows all the guests her bright prospects. To realize the unique significance of Binhai New Area’s development and opening is vital to the new growth of China’s economy. At present, knowledge, experience and wisdom from the world are flowing into Binhai New Area, making it the new growth pillar in China’s economic development. With the time passing, it will definitely bring more surprises to Tianjin, to China, and even to the world.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, the forum is approaching to the end, but our friendship and cooperation are just budding. Thanks to the success of the forum, a close tie has been established between Tianjin and Davos. We sincerely expect that the spirit of Davos and that of Tianjin could be combined together harmoniously and get rooted in the prosperous land of Tianjin. I also wish all the guests could watch closely the development of Tianjin and join in the development of Binhai New Area.

Finally, I’d like to express my thanks to distinguished Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, all guests and friends present at the forum. Let’s memorize the unforgettable moment.

Thank you!

Annual Meeting of the New Champions Tianjin Preparatory Office