The "Six 100s" initiative, declared at a South-South cooperation roundtable Xi hosted, covers poverty reduction, agriculture, trade, environment, health and education.
China, he said in an address, will make available to developing countries in the next five years 100 poverty reduction programs, 100 agricultural cooperation projects, 100 trade promotion programs, 100 environment protection and climate change programs, 100 hospitals and clinics, as well as 100 schools and vocational training centers.
Also during the period, Beijing will provide 120,000 opportunities and 150,000 scholarships for citizens of developing countries to receive training and education in China, and help nurture 500,000 professional technicians for the developing world, Xi added.
China, said the president, will also set up an Academy of South-South Cooperation and Development, and provide 2 million U.S. dollars of aid in cash for the World Health Organization.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China has an important role to play in realizing global poverty reduction targets, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping's scheduled attendance at the UN Sustainable Development Summit.
"We think it is extremely important that President Xi has decided to come, visit the United States and also come to this meeting," Kim told Chinese media at the bank's New York office in a group interview on Thursday. Full Story
by Xinhua Writer Gu Zhenqiu
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he "most warmly" welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping to a UN summit on sustainable development and to the annual General Assembly high-level debate later this month.
Ban lauded China's great contributions to the world efforts to carry out the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), voicing his hope to see the country's "hugely important role" in implementing the post-2015 development agenda, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The secretary-general, in a recent group interview with the UN-based Chinese media, said that, "I most warmly welcome President Xi Jinping. He is coming for the first time in his capacity as president of the People's Republic of China." Full Story
UNTIED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations is very pleased that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit its New York headquarters, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.
"We are very pleased that President Xi will be visiting the United Nations as part of the (celebrations of the) 70th anniversary (since the founding of the bloc)," Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, told a regular briefing.
"The secretary-general expects to discuss a whole round of issues with the president when he meets him," said Dujarric, adding that "there are important issues such as sustainable development, lifting people out of poverty and climate change, in which China has a crucial and leadership role to play." Full Story