China has Weak Economic Foundation and Uneven Development," says Wen Jiabao at Greece

 | October 04,2010 11:05 am IST

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said Sunday the country remains a developing nation despite great changes over the past three decades.


According to Xinhua, Wen, who is on a visit to Greece, said: "Although China's total gross domestic product (GDP) and external trade are among the largest in the world, the basic reality about China -- a populous country with a weak economic foundation and uneven development -- has not changed.



China still has a long way to go to completely change its backwardness, he said in a speech at the Greek parliament, adding that China needs a peaceful and stable external environment and closer cooperation with other countries.