Experts call for cooperation with China

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Added On March 14, 2018

China's Two Sessions, the annual political meetings, are underway in Beijing. 
 
China has set its economic growth target at around 6.5 percent this year.
 
As a major driving force for the world economy, the country is poised to make greater contributions with its reaffirmed commitment to economic rebalancing.
 
Experts from abroad suggested closer cooperations with China to maintain a healthy economic development. 
 
Murata Tadayoshi, honorary professor at Japan's Yokohama National University, praised China's efforts to connect its development with other countries of the world. 
 
SOUNDBITE: MURATA TADAYOSHI, HONORARY PROFESSOR OF YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
"China's endeavor to connect its development with Asian, European and even African countries shows that China doesn't only seek unilateral development, but win-win cooperation and development with the rest of the world. This is of great importance."
 
The professor suggested that Japan should take an active part in China's proposals such as "Working Together to Build a Community with Shared Future for Mankind" and the Belt and Road Initiative.
 
SOUNDBITE: MURATA TADAYOSHI, HONORARY PROFESSOR OF YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
"China starts to propose policies on win-win cooperation and achieving common prosperity with its own strength. Japan used to think that China's development was for its own good. But China's proposals in recent years such as 'Working Together to Build a Community with Shared Future for Mankind', AIIB and the Belt and Road Initiative combine China's development with the rest of the world, Japan should take an active part in them. Those proposals could also help push Japan's development."
 
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto appreciated China's achievements in lifting tens of millions of people out of poverty in the past decades and he hopes such efforts will continue.
 
SOUNDBITE: SAULI NIINISTO, President of Finland
"We are having a very keen eye on Chinese economy, because it has huge impact in world economy and also to Finnish economy. So we wish a very positive wave of Chinese economy will continue. That is important."
 
The president also highlighted the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and Beijing's first white paper on Arctic-related cooperation.
 
SOUNDBITE: SAULI NIINISTO, President of Finland
"In a way, it is building up bridges to not only roads, I mean the polar passage or like we call it the northern eastern passage, it's not only concrete sea route, it's also way of mental connectivity to try to find something where we can build up the world together."
 
An Indonesian economic expert Ninasapti Triaswati explained that China has become world model for economy. Countries, including Indonesia, should learn from China.
 
SOUNDBITE: NINASAPTI TRIASWAT, Indonesian economic expert
"Yes, I think Indonesia should learn much from Chinese government how to build the economy because my understanding the model of China becoming the role model of the whole world we understand they prepare the openness of Chinese economy long before they enter the game."
 
As the first Indonesian trading partner, China's economic growth benefits Indonesia a lot. Last year, Indonesia export to China soared by 35 percent to 28.5 billion U.S. dollars.
 
SOUNDBITE: NINASAPTI TRIASWAT, Indonesian economic expert
"So, let us say we are saying ok now Chinese economy growing very well and industrialization in China also growing very well. Indonesia can gain very well through industrialization through let us say manufacturing industry, built the plant and some of the infrastructure but that is very short term. But, what you really can gain is through education, research if Chinese government wants to do some or any technological development in Indonesia we should also learn many things from China."