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Highlights of Xi's UN Visit

Editor: Li Kun 丨CCTV.com

09-29-2015 15:46 BJT

By Sun Chenghao, assistant research fellow, Institute of American Studies at China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping has paid a tight scheduled visit to the United Nations from September 26 to 28, attending summits in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations. We have witnessed the development of the UN, an organization formed in 1945 with 193 members, which has played an important role to maintain international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, and protecting the environment.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has paid a tight scheduled visit to the United Nations from September 26 to 28.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has paid a tight scheduled visit to the United Nations from September 26 to 28.

Yes, bilateral relations with the U.S. are important for Beijing, but relations with developing countries are pivotal as well. Moreover, the UN has offered a platform to promote diplomacy among all nations. Global development should be every country’s responsibility and there is no place more suitable than the UN to address that. Xi has elaborated on China’s determination to facilitate such efforts.

When addressing the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015, Xi announced Beijing would set up a fund, with an initial contribution of US$ 2 US billion, to support South-South cooperation and to assist developing countries to implement their post-2015 development agenda.

Beijing will exempt the debt on outstanding intergovernmental interest-free loans due by the end of 2015, which are owed by relevant LDCs, landlocked developing countries and small island developing countries. Xi called for an equitable, open, all-round and innovation-driven development path that no country should be left behind.

China has the wisdom to provide solutions and is willingness to shoulder more responsibilities for global development. Beijing will inject positive energy, encourage others to contribute that enable more developing countries to benefit.

Xi stressed the importance of cooperation among developing countries by co-hosting a High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation. He issued a four-point proposal called the “Six 100s” initiative.

China will make poverty reduction programs available to other developing countries in the next five years. There will be 100 agricultural cooperation projects, 100 trade promotion and aid programs, 100 environmental protection and climate change programs, 100 hospitals and clinics, and 100 schools and vocational training centers.

Beijing shared its development experiences, offering suggestions to deepen cooperation among them. China has already received positive feedback from countries, such as South Africa, Pakistan, and etc, which will push South-South cooperation to a new era. Beijing has also made a commitment to improvement of gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout the world.

On September 27, Xi spoke at the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at the UN headquarters. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing World Conference on Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Countries have made high-level commitments to support gender equality. Beijing is aiding women’s development in tandem with social and economic progress, to protect women's rights and interests that would build harmonious and inclusive societies, fostering a favorable global environment for women.

Xi’s visit to UN could dispel certain countries’ misunderstandings about China’s role in the international society. Xi’s proposals for building a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation and a community for a common destiny, along with the concrete commitments and actions at the UN stage can help the diplomatic organization better adapt to global changes.

 

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