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Secretary-General Addresses Chinese Business Leaders

2004-10-11 

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, during his official visit to the People's Republic of China, met with more than 30 Chinese business leaders in Beijing to discuss issues of economic development and China's role in the global economy.

In his remarks, the Secretary-General stressed that "few countries epitomize both the benefits and the challenges of globalization as China does. Noting that China attracts more than one billion US-Dollars in foreign direct investment per week, he pointed out that "rapid changes also pose severe challenges -- both social and environmental. And with the prosperity enjoyed by the Chinese business sector also come responsibilities."

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