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‘Great initiative and great country, China’

(People's Daily Online)    18:42, September 28, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping pressed for gender equality Sunday at the United Nations in New York, announcing a $10-million pledge for UN Women and said China would in the next five years build 100 health centers and an equal number of school start-ups for girls in the developing world.

In a separate announcement on Saturday, Xi said China will set up a fund with an initial contribution of $2 billion to support the South-South cooperation and assist developing countries in implementing their post-2015 development agendas.

Xi Jinping also announced other initiatives to support developing countries. China plans to raise its investment in the least developed countries (LDCs) to $12 billion by 2030. In addition, China plans to exempt the debt of the outstanding intergovernmental interest-free loans due by the end of this year owed by the relevant LDCs, landlocked developing countries and small island developing countries.

Xi's announcement has not only been applauded by global leaders, but also hailed by internet users.

“Thumb up for the Chinese government," Stephen Njoroge commented on the official Facebook account of People's Daily. Toyin Abiodun expressed the same idea, "Phew! It's a relief to see another super-power emerging in world politics.” Hammed Ayo said, "Great people with great ideas."

“Great move for PRC,” David Hawthorne ‏from USA commented on Twitter. Sam Boss Yt echoed , "great initiative and great country China".

Another internet user named “Bing” wrote on People's Daily Online, "This is comprehensive internationalism - 100 schools, 100 hospitals, 150,000 scholarships, plus $2 billion for developing countries - unprecedented in history." 

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

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