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新西兰总理海伦·克拉克在APEC CEO 峰会上的演讲(1)

2009-04-05 来源:3COME文档频道 
Thank you for the invitation to participate in this APEC CEO forum. It is good to see so many of you here. Indeed it was critical that the APEC Summit and this CEO forum proceed.
Thank you for the invitation to participate in this APEC CEO forum. It is good to see so many of you here. Indeed it was critical that the APEC Summit and this CEO forum proceed. Our presence here signals our determination not to be intimidated by terrorists, but rather to get on with the work of economic development and international co-operation in all its many forms, including trade.
I hope that at the APEC Leaders' summit this weekend we will make a strong commitment to collective action against terrorism. The terrorist attacks struck not against one nation, but against humanity. We are all in this together.
Our security, including our economic security, is inter-linked. This year, in Shanghai, we must assert that trade and economic prosperity are also major forces for stability and confidence building. We know that the successful launch of a new WTO round will underpin confidence in the world economy and help stimulate growth.
This morning's session looked at the double edge of globalisation, at striking a balance between efficiency and equity. Let me tell you how we in New Zealand are seeking to achieve that balance.
For New Zealand, globalisation is a given. Our history, our culture, and our ongoing prosperity are about taking the opportunities globalisation offers us and applying them for our common good. We need markets offshore to sell our goods and services; we need capital from offshore to invest in our future; and we are involved continually in a dialogue of ideas at these and other forums in every walk of life with the rest of the world.
As a small and geographically isolated country with a well-educated population, New Zealand stands to benefit more than many from the new ideas and new technologies, especially in communications, which drive the globalisation process. Now, by riding the knowledge wave, we aim to speed up the transformation already under way in our economy, from what was largely a commodity-dominated export trade to a more sophisticated trade in goods and services. That transformation is critical as we aim to maintain and build on our first world living standards for all our people. Our government puts a high priority on social inclusion and participation, and on ensuring that the rising tide really does lift all boats.
Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, New Zealand is taking a new approach to economic development. It is an approach based on growing our levels of talent, innovation, and specialisation. It is an approach which has worked well in other countries, and it is being adapted to our circumstances and opportunities.

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