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China-ASEAN new energy forum opens in Yunnan

Updated: Aug 29,2018 8:01 PM     Xinhua

KUNMING — Representatives of 12 countries and two international organizations participated in the China-ASEAN New Energy Forum that opened on Aug 29 in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan province.

The two-day forum focuses on issues including cooperation in new energy, policies and measures in promoting new and renewable energy and new energy technological innovation.

“New energy sources and renewable energies based on solar, wind and biomass have become the strategic choice of East Asian and ASEAN countries, as well as a regional response to tackle climate change,” said Cai Jianing, deputy head of the international cooperation department under China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.

Cai said China has stepped up the transformation of its energy structure by increasing the use of a diversity of efficient and clean new energies, adding that China is willing to enhance cooperation with ASEAN countries in new energy.

Representatives from China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, the United States and Australia as well as ASEAN-China Center and Asian Development Bank participated in the forum.