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China calls for more cooperation with U.S. in gender equality

(Xinhua)

13:44, February 28, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 (Xinhua) -- China called for more cooperation with the United States in gender equality, green development and well-being of women, an official of China's biggest women's organization said here on Monday.

Meng Xiaosi, vice president of All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), made the remarks at a China-U.S. meeting on sustainable development and the rights of rural women, a sideline event of the 56th UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Meng said people from China and the United States have a common aspiration for gender equality, green development and well-being of women.

"We hope this meeting will produce more rich and practical cooperation from different levels so that we could truly realize sustainable development, equality and peace enjoyed by all people," she said.

Meng said that women from rural area is very important in economic and social development of all countries, especially the developing ones.

"In the past decade, the development of China's rural area has provided fundamental guarantee for improving lives of women in rural area," she said.

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