Chinese President Xi Jinping announces $2 billion fund for South-South cooperation

The state media coverage has acknowledged that frictions do exist, but have focused more on the areas of agreement and cooperation – the better to portray Xi as the well-received statesmen while China seeks to bring itself alongside the U.S.in what Xi calls “a new type of major-country relationship”.

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The president, who came at the invitation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, arrived here from Washington D.C. immediately after concluding his first state visit to the United States.

As all parties expect the United Nations to adhere to political solutions to hot-spot issues in the coming decade, Xi urged the global institution and its Security Council to draw useful experiences from how the Iran nuclear issue was handled. On Friday Xi said, “We must recognize that countries have different historical processes and realities, that we need to respect people of all countries in the right to choose their own development independently”, in response to Obama’s expression of concern over China’s crackdown on dissidents.

He is also expected to have bilateral meetings with foreign leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations events.

“If you look at all of these facilities – and you could imagine a network of missiles sites, runways for their fifth generation fighters and surveillance sites and all that – it creates a mechanism in which China would have de facto control over the South China Sea in any scenario short of war”, Harris said.

Xi and Obama, however, took differing approaches to Beijing’s activities in land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea. One of the country’s state news agencies, China News Service, profiled the hotel where Xi and his delegation are staying in Washington, D.C. It has prepared not only Chinese food, but also “panda-patterned umbrellas” in case it rains.

But it was very patchy, he says, adding that now China is offering to help other countries – particularly in Africa – make the same transformation.

UNITED NATIONS, September 24 (Xinhua) – China has an important role to play in realizing global poverty reduction targets, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s scheduled attendance at the UN Sustainable Development Summit.

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Sharing his view on the post-2015 development agenda, Xi called for an equitable, open, all-round and innovation-driven development path, stressing that no country should be left behind. He offered a four-point proposal on development, including building development capabilities, improving the environment for development, upgrading partnership development, and strengthening coordination in development.

Chinese president feted at state dinner in Washington Friday Sept. 25 2015