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(China Daily)

Updated: 2015-09-29 08:17:40


Editor's Note: Global media is casting a spotlight on Xi's speeches made at the United Nation headquarters and praising the world's largest developing country's effort to deal with such issues as poverty, climate change and women's rights.

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President Xi Jinping's pledges of aid give a big boost to the launch of the UN's new Global Goals for Sustainable Development-the day after all members states committed themselves to a hugely ambitious program.

The plan aims to eradicate poverty and hunger by 2030.

It was China's extraordinary record of shifting so many families out the ranks of the poor that ensured that the overall global record in poverty reduction under the previous Millennium Development Goals was substantial.

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President Xi Jinping of China ... promised on Sunday to "reaffirm our commitment to gender equality and women's development"....

The remarks came at a conference of global leaders on the 20th anniversary of a landmark United Nations summit meeting in Beijing....

China, as the host of that 1995 conference, jointly hosted Sunday's meeting, which enabled Xi, analysts said, to highlight his country's ascendancy on the world stage.

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World leaders meeting on Sunday at the United Nations in New York proclaimed their commitment to expand opportunities for women, noting that gender equality is integral to uplift all people.

Chinese President Xi Jinping co-chaired segments of a meeting on gender equality and women's empowerment with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and pledged that his country would donate $10 million to UN Women, a group focused on furthering gender equity.

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China's president on Saturday pledged billions in aid and said Beijing will forgive debts due this year in an effort to help the world's poorest nations, as world leaders begin to seek the trillions of dollars needed to help achieve sweeping new development goals.

President Xi Jinping spoke at a global summit that on Friday launched the nonbinding goals for the next 15 years.

As world leaders met quietly behind the scenes, others lined up to express support for the new development push that aimed to eliminate both poverty and hunger over the next 15 years.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping pressed on Sunday for the world to step up efforts to improve women's rights.

Paying his first visit to the United Nations, Xi invited fellow world leaders to a special session to mark 20 years since a landmark UN conference on women in Beijing.

He announced a $10 million pledge to the UN agency for women and said China would in the next five years build 100 health centers and an equal number of school startups for girls in the developing world.

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The speech to the United Nations is the latest high-profile move for President Xi Jinping.

He said his country would step up investment in the least developed countries-mostly in Africa.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni urged Xi to encourage Chinese companies to invest in Africa and send tourists. "If you could send me just two million of those, I would be very happy," he said, drawing applause.

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China's vision for the UN may not have changed, but that vision has never been more relevant for the world than it is under Xi Jinping. Beijing has long insisted that it does not want to overthrow the world order, but it's been equally open about the need for reform.