Latin American and Caribbean countries are an important part of the developing world and a major force in the international arena. Under new circumstances, the dev▓elopment of relations between China and Latin American▓ and Caribbean countries is faced with new opportunities▓. In issuing this policy paper on Latin America and the ▓Caribbean, the Chinese Government aims to further clarify the goals of China's policy in this region, outli▓ne the guiding principle
s for future cooperation between▓ the two sides in various fields and sustain the soun▓d, steady and all-round growth of China's relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. I. The Status and Rol▓e of Latin America and The Caribbean Latin America and the C▓aribbean have a long history, vast territory and abundant resources, and the region enjoys a good foundation for economic and social growth and huge development potential. Countries in the region have bee
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n actively exploring development paths suited to their national conditions. They have maintained political stability and continued ec▓onomic growth, and the life of the people is steadily improving. Latin American and Caribbean countries cherish a strong desire for self-development through unity and the commitment to promoting regional peace, stability and development. The region on the whole is growing ▓in strength and its international influence is rising.
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L▓atin American and Caribbean countries have taken an active▓ part in international affairs and contributed significantly to world peace and common development. They are playin▓g an increasingly important role in regional and internatio
nal affairs. BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- China's Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang said here on Monday a lot of new and high technologies will be ap▓plied to the Shanghai World Expo, which is designed to highlight the theme of "Better City, Better Life" with the latest technologies. Clean energy will be used to supply electricity for the six-month exposition beginning May 1, said the minister at a press conference on the sid▓elines of the annual session of the country's top advi▓sory body, the National Committee of the Chinese People'▓s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The 5.8-square kilometer exposition site will becom
e the venue for the largest-scale solar energy application project ▓as 4.6-megawatt solar power generators will be put in▓to operation, said Wan, who is also vice chairman ▓of the CPPCC National Committee. A group of 34 3-megawatt▓ wind power generating units are under construction and will supply clean energy for the event. "After the▓ Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Shanghai Expo will continue to have a zero-emission of vehicles in the expo site with the use of various kinds o