Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming said here on Thursday that China will continue to playa constructive role in working for an early conclusion of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round Talks.
When addressing the WTO Mini-ministerial meeting held here, Chen said that at a time when global economy has been severely hurt by the financial crisis, an early conclusion of the Doha Round of Talks will expand the opportunities of all countries to take advantage of international trade, push forward global economic growth, raise confidence in a global economic revival, and successfully fend off trade protectionism.
Chen presented five proposals over this issue:
First, WTO member countries strictly safeguard the fruits achieved so far in the Doha talks. All sides of the talks have achieved common stand over the right of developing countries to be flexible in certain parts of the negotiations, especially in terms of farm products.
Second, while bilateral talks are needed to enhance understanding, multilateral talks must be the core channel of the WTO talks.