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First Lady tours cancer research center with Melinda, Bill Gates

(Agencies/Xinhua) Updated: 2015-09-24 07:34 Comments

First Lady tours cancer research center with Melinda, Bill Gates

Peng Liyuan (L), wife of Chinese president Xi Jinping, listens to speeches next to Gary Gilliland, president and director at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, during a tour of the facility in Seattle, Washington, Sept 23, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Citing her work experience as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, Peng underlined the importance of strengthening global health care cooperation.

She spoke highly of the booming medical cooperation between China and the United States, particularly their joint efforts in helping West Africa combat the deadly Ebola epidemic last year.

Also, she expressed appreciation of the long-standing commitment of Fred Hutch and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a main donator for the center, to promoting China-US health care collaboration.

The first lady encouraged them to continue cooperation with Chinese medical workers, such as in combining traditional and modern medicine and sharing advanced medical technologies and ideas, so as to bring more benefits to the two nations and contribute shared wisdom on global health challenges.

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