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BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- China will coordinate with countries from Asia and Oceania to conduct satellite remote sensing observation along the Mekong River, according to the website of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
The first international conference of the Asia-Oceania Global Earth Observation System of Systems (AOGEOSS) Initiative concluded on May 18 in Deqing in east China's Zhejiang Province. The Deqing Action Plan was passed during the conference to carry out remote sensing observation in regions along the river.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Monday that China will provide 100 million U.S. dollars in additional humanitarian aid to help solve problems brought about by massive movement of refugees and migrants.
The aid, which is on top of China's previous pledges, would go to multilateral humanitarian agencies and the relevant U.N. initiatives.
Li made the statement while addressing the Summit for Refugees and Migrants of the on-going U.N. General Assembly that opened earlier last week.
China will offer new aid to relieve the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Wang Chao said on Oct 13.
Wang said at a press briefing in Beijing on that day that China has paid great attention to the refugee issue in the region.
Wang said that since the current turbulence emerged in the Middle East, China has provided a total of 375 million yuan in humanitarian aid to the region.
BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China's Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper on China's foreign aid on Thursday. Following is the full text:
China's Foreign Aid (2014)
Information Office of the State Council
The People's Republic of China
July 2014, Beijing
I. Developing Foreign Assistance Cause Steadily
II. Helping Improve People's Livelihood
III. Promoting Economic and Social Development
IV. Foreign Assistance under Regional Cooperation Mechanism
BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday issued its second white paper on foreign aid, elaborating how the nation helps other developing countries reduce poverty and improve livelihood without imposing political conditions.
The white paper, China's Foreign Aid (2014), says as the world's largest developing country, China appropriated 89.34 billion yuan (about 14 billion U.S. dollars) for foreign assistance through grant, interest-free loans and concessional loans from 2010 to 2012.
BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- China is making considerable contributions to the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) in implementing sustainable solutions to addressing hunger and poverty in Africa, WFP officials said in the Chinese capital on Wednesday.
China is helping to develop infrastructure in Africa, and is working with local governments to cope with many of the structural constraints hindering the continent's broader development, said Steven Were Omamo, WFP's representative to the African Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa.
KAMPALA, Nov 15, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An international meeting focusing on research and best practices in family planning opened here on Sunday, which is seen as a crucial factor in achieving United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for developing countries.
Janet Museveni, Uganda's First Lady, said while opening the conference at Munyonyo Commonwealth resort located in the Kampala suburb that the increasing number of maternal and infant death was affecting the economic development on many countries.
"Globally we lose over 15 billion U.S.
NAIROBI, Nov 02, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- By Daniel Ooko
World's largest malaria conference kicked off in Nairobi late Sunday with a call for substantial and sustained support for research to guide evidence-based policies and the development of new malaria tools, which together could save countless lives.
The fifth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Conference brings together 2,000 researchers, health workers, public health officials, policymakers and activists from across Africa and around the world.
"The theme of this year's conference is …
HONG KONG, Jun 12, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A study conducted by University of Hong Kong (HKU) Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine showed that the initial transmission of A/H1N1 flu virus to humans may take place in early 2009, months before the outbreak was detected.
In a press release on Friday, the HKU said their study used evolutionary analysis to estimate the timescale of the origins and the early development of the swine-origin influenza A/H1N1 virus ( S-OIV) epidemic.
LUSAKA, Jun 04, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Writethru: WFP says hunger kills more than AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis combined Writethru: WFP says hunger kills more than AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis combined
Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said in a release to Xinhua on Thursday.
According to relative researches, WFP said in the release that there are 25,000 people, both of adults and children, die a day from hunger and related causes, in which one child is dying every six seconds from hunger …
BEIJING, May 04, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- China will sponsor a UN program to promote its self-developed hybridized rice planting in countries facing food shortages, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Center for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery (UNAPCAEM) said at a conference on Food Security in the Asia Pacific here on Monday.
The program is aimed at helping relatively underdeveloped countries in the region to enhance grain production at a time of financial crisis, according to the UNAPCAEM, the project executor.
The program is expected to start in August without specific …
By Xinhua Writer Jin Jing, Han Bing
BEIJING, Apr 15, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- As many citizens of the world's wealthy countries grieve over slashed bonuses or possible job cuts, many of their counterparts in poorer nations are going to bed with an empty stomach due to a widening food shortage.
The deadly dilemma, which has been deepening during the ongoing economic downturn, can't afford to be ignored or overshadowed by the raging financial storm.
Olivier de Schutter, the U.N.'s food security expert, says that about one billion people worldwide are near the brink of …
China will live up to its promise on providing assistance to African countries by the end of this year, a senior Foreign Ministry official said in Beijing on Friday.
Zhai Jun, assistant vice minister of foreign affairs, told reporters that China is fully confident to implement the eight-point policy package announced by Chinese President Hu Jintao to strengthen practical cooperation with and support the development of African countries at the China-Africa summit in Beijing in November, 2006.
Heads of state and government from more than 40 African countries attended the Beijing …
LUSAKA, Jul 30, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Africa is facing enormous challenges in the area of reproductive health more than any other continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, according to Zambia Daily Mail on Wednesday.
The maternal, newborn and child health indicators in the region are very poor, and maternal mortality is estimated at 870 to 1, 000 per 100,000 live birth, WHO country representative in Lusaka Olusesegun Babayini said here Tuesday.
Babaniyi said in Africa there are 1.2 million neonatal deaths annually, accounting for about a quarter of …
KINSHASA, Jul 24, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) intends to emphasize a regional approach in the search for solutions to the looming food crisis, Louis Sylvain Goma, the organization's secretary general, has said.
The secretary general made the remarks while speaking on the eve of a consultative meeting to be held in Kinshasa from July 24 to 25 by experts and July 28 to 29 by ministers from ECCAS member countries, according to the local media.
To be held under the patronage of President Joseph Kabila of the …
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NAIROBI, Jun 16, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- The Kenyan government on Monday called on African governments to increase funding to the agricultural sector to help avert perennial food shortages ravaging the continent.
Speaking at the opening session of the 25th FAO Regional Conference for Africa in Nairobi, Agriculture Minister William Ruto also appealed to the international community to increase support for agricultural research initiatives in developing countries to help the poor nations avert food crisis.
Ruto said while many African countries spend as much as a 20 …
MADRID, Jun 03, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced Tuesday that Spain will provide 500 million euros (about 770 million U.S.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 29, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Leaders of African countries and international organizations Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to coping with the impacts of global high food prices.
In a meeting chaired by African Union chief Jakaya Kikwete on the sideline of the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), the leaders called on international donor community and their partners to remain engaged in supporting governments and regional institutions to address the new challenge in the short-, medium- and long-term.
MANAGUA, May 7, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday urged Central American and Caribbean countries to take effective measures to confront the ongoing food crisis.
"The lack of access to food negatively impacts the goal of reducing childhood mortality, and millennium goals such as eradicating extreme poverty, which only gets worse as food prices increase," said Ortega in a regional food summit held here.
The "Food Sovereignty and Security" summit was aimed at finding an effective strategy to weather the …