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Int'l media highlight Hu's speech at UN summit
Updated: 2005-09-17 15:59

International news media have highlighted Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech Thursday at the summit on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations.

World leaders have ended a three-day summit by endorsing a watered-down document on UN reform that fell short of their robust calls for increased efforts to combat terrorism and poverty. [AFP]

Hu's speech hit headlines in the European edition of the Chinese-language Sing Tao daily.

An article bore the hearline "Hu Jintao indicates broad prospects for Sino-US relations" and Hu's speech at the UN summit meeting in its entirety on its 13th page.

The London-based daily also released a commentary on its website, noting that Hu's announcement to offer aid to poor countries showed China's commitment to combating poverty and realizing the Millennium Development Goals by taking on it's international responsibilities.

On Thursday, the Russian ITAR-TASS news agency covered Hu's speech at the UN General Assembly.

The report said Hu stressed the United Nations' irreplaceable role in international cooperation, saying that "such a role can only be strengthened and must not in any way be weakened."

As to the UN Security Council reforms, Hu said that priority should be given to increasing the representation of developing countries. He expressed China's desire to see more countries, especially small and medium-sized countries, participating in the decision-making of the world body, the report cited.

The Associated Press, the France Press Agency (AFP) and Japan's Kyodo news agency concentrated their relevant reports on eliminating poverty, strengthening energy cooperation and formation of a new global security concept as addressed in Hu's speeches.

The AFP on Thursday filed a report titled "China calls for 'fair and effective' security order" after Hu made his speech on the second day of the UN summit.

The Chinese leader called on his counterparts to establish a new "fair and effective" security order and step up cooperation incombating global terrorism, the report said in the lead.

The Chinese leader said the United Nations should be "the core"of collective security efforts, the report added.

The AFP also quoted many of Hu's remarks in its relevant reports.

Kyodo said the Chinese president assured world leaders that hiscountry's economic development is conducive to global peace and stability and does not pose a threat to the international community.

Hu arrived in New York on Tuesday. During his three-day stay atthe United Nations headquarters, he made a four-point proposal forbuilding a harmonious world; a four-point proposal regarding the reform of the United Nations; and announced five concrete measures to help other developing countries.

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