Pro­mot­ing sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment

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Sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment is a cen­tral tenet of China’s econ­omy and the coun­try is open to shar­ing its ex­pe­ri­ence in­ter­na­tion­ally by ac­tively par­tic­i­pat­ing in global gov­er­nance.

“Against the back­drop of slug­gish global eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, China re­mains the fastest grow­ing econ­omy, which has pro­vided the pre­con­di­tions and ba­sis for China to con­trib­ute to global gov­er­nance,” said Peng, adding that poverty is the root cause of global in­sta­bil­ity and China’s track record proves that it has the ex­per­tise and ca­pac­ity to al­le­vi­ate poverty.

“China is the world’s most pop­u­lous coun­try with a large num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing in poverty. If China can­not re­al­ize its goal of al­le­vi­a­tion and erad­i­ca­tion of poverty, it is im­pos­si­ble for the UN to re­al­ize its [poverty erad­i­ca­tion] goals,” said Peng.

Sta­tis­tics show that dur­ing the 38 years af­ter China’s re­form and open­ing up, more than 700 mil­lion peo­ple have been lifted out of poverty. The coun­try’s 13th Five-year Plan (2016-20) in­di­cates that it will erad­i­cate poverty coun­try­wide by 2020.

Ac­cord­ing to Peng, from 2000, when the UN set eight Mil­len­nium Goals to the for­mu­la­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion of the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment, China has played an im­por­tant role in th­ese ini­tia­tives. In ad­di­tion, China in­cluded the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment into its 13th Five-year Plan, which was adopted early this year.

The Hangzhou G20 Sum­mit held in early Septem­ber also adopted the Ac­tion Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment. “China has made great con­tri­bu­tion to achiev­ing this,” said Peng. The Chi­nese Gov­ern­ment was among the first to adopt and re­lease the coun­try’s Na­tional Plan on Im­ple­men­ta­tion of the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment.

Chi­nese lead­ers are great ad­vo­cates of this

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