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China calls for good external conditions for urban development in developing countries

(Xinhua)    18:54, February 17, 2017

China's United Nations (UN) ambassador Liu Jieyi on Thursday called for favorable external conditions for urban development in developing countries.

"The international community, particularly the developed countries, should honor their commitment in areas such as finance, technology, talents, open market and debt relief, to provide favorable external conditions for urban development in developing countries," Liu said here at the launching ceremony of a pamphlet featuring Shanghai's experiences in sustainable urban development.

The booklet, titled Shanghai Manual 2016: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century, provides 29 cases of how Shanghai promotes inclusive and sustainable development.

By cultivating an innovation-driven economy, transforming growth models and advancing urbanization, Shanghai made important achievements in building an international economic, financial, trade and shipping center, Liu said.

"I believe, as Shanghai's urban development experience could serve as a useful reference for other cities to realize sustainable development, the Shanghai Manual will surely make positive contributions to the international community's endeavors to promote sustainable urbanization," Liu said.

The ceremony was co-organized by the Habitat III Secretariat, a UN organ for sustainable urban development, the Shanghai Municipality and the Chinese Mission to the United Nations.

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