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Russian media highlight Chinese premier´s Boao speech on economy

Source: Xinhua | 04-21-2009 08:20

Special Report:   Boao Forum for Asia 2009

MOSCOW, April 20 (Xinhua) -- China's economic stimulus measures and their positive results mentioned by its premier in a Saturday speech have caught the attention of Russian media and received positive responses from them.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao talked about his government's efforts to curb the economic crisis in a keynote speech entitled "Strengthen confidence and deepen cooperation for win-win progress" at the opening plenary meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on Saturday.

The anti-crisis measures of the Chinese government have achieved results beyond expectation, said the Interfax news agency.

China's package plan is already "paying off," and positive changes have taken place in the economy, the Interfax quoted Wen as saying.

China's economic situation is "better than expected," the RIA Novosti news agency cited Wen as saying.

In the first quarter of this year, China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose 6.1 percent, 2.68 million jobs were created in urban areas, per capita urban disposable income grew 11.2 percent and per capita rural cash income rose 8.6 percent year on year in real terms, the RIA Novosti noted.