The 21st Century Forum, themed "Sustainable Development - China
and the World," opened Monday in Beijing. The three-day forum is
organized by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
graced the opening ceremony. In his speech, Wen said
that China's development poses no threat to any country, but makes
more contributions to the peace and development of the world.
He said that China is a member of the world family and wants to
make its due contribution to the sustainable development of the
China's development needs the world and the development of the
world needs China. China would stick steadfastly to the opening-up
policy, Wen added.
President Hu Jintao
sent his regards and congratulations in a letter to delegates.
(Xinhua News Agency September 5, 2005)