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China committed to equality for women: FM spokesman

(Xinhua)    20:31, September 28, 2015

BEIJING, Sept. 28 -- China attaches great importance to gender equality and women's empowerment and has made positive contributions to the international women's cause, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei on Monday.

Hong made the remarks when asked to comment on the Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment held on Sunday at the United Nations(UN) headquarters.

He lauded the success of the Global Leaders' Meeting, which was chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Around 100 representatives, including 80 heads of state and government, attended the meeting, where they made concrete commitments to overcome gender equality gaps.

At the meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a four-point proposal on women's rights worldwide, including striving for women's development in tandem with social and economic progress; protecting women's rights and interests; jointly building harmonious and inclusive societies and fostering a global environment conducive to women's development.

Xi announced a 10 million-U.S.-dollar donation to UN Women, the agency promoting women's rights, to implement the Beijing Declaration and its Platform for Action and the realization of related goals in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

China will also host 30,000 women from developing countries for training programs and provide 100,000 skills training opportunities in local communities of other developing countries.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Ma Xiaochun,Bianji)

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