DALIAN, July 24
(Xinhuanet) -- The 5th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Economic
Ministers' Meeting (EMM) opened Thursday in Dalian, a
coastal city in northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Chinese Vice-Premier Wu Yi
addressed the opening of the meeting attended by over 250
delegates from all the 26 ASEM members.
The EMM, one of the most
important ministerial meetings of the ASEM, will focus on
six topics: global economic growth, the new round of World
Trade Organization (WTO) free trade talks, facilitation of
trade, promotion of investment, direction of development of
Asian and European economies and closer partnership between
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