China vows billions of development dollars, debt forgiveness at UN summit

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China vows billions of development dollars, debt forgiveness at UN summit


Cara Anna, The Associated Press
Published Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:10PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 26, 2015 4:48PM EDT

China's president on Saturday pledged billions in aid and said Beijing will forgive debts due this year in an effort to help the world's poorest nations, as world leaders begin to seek the trillions of dollars needed to help achieve sweeping new development goals.

President Xi Jinping spoke at a global summit that on Friday launched the non-binding goals for the next 15 years.

Xi and others spoke as the UN gathering began to shift focus from development to the high-powered General Assembly meeting that begins Monday with speeches by Xi, President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the first morning alone........
 

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China to set up 8,000 permanent troops for UN peacekeeping

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping announced here Monday that China is to join the new UN peacekeeping capability readiness system, and will take the lead to set up a permanent peacekeeping police squad, building a peacekeeping standby force of 8,000 troops.

Xi made the announcement when addressing the annual high-level general debate of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, where he said that security of different countries is interconnected and no country can achieve stability from others' instability.

The United Nations now has more than 120,000 peace keepers deployed in 16 missions around the world, costing over 8 billion U.S. dollars a year.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-09/29/c_134668891.htm

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