This year's Boao Forum for Asia is underway in the southern province of Hainan. The theme is "Asia: Managing Beyond Crisis". Premier Wen Jiabao attended Saturday's opening session and delivered a keynote address focusing on how Asian economies should ride out the worst financial crisis in decades.
When addressing the opening cession, Premier Wen Jiabao said emerging economies in the region should deal with the situation hand-in-hand.
His suggestions include closer economic and investment cooperation, as well as opposing trade protectionism.
Wen Jiabao said, "To counter the financial crisis, Asia countries should not only each run their own affairs well, but also step up cooperation and pull together like passengers in the same boat to promote win-win development and make Asia a key engine in regaining world economic growth."
(CCTV April 20, 2009)