Climate change is one of biggest challenges facing mankind in the 21st century. The Chinese Government has always attached great importance to tackling climate change and strengthened the work on low-carbon development and climate change adaptation since the beginning of 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period (2016-2020). As an important part of the five-year plan for national economic and social development, the Work Plan for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions During the 13th Five-Year Plan Period has been formulated and implemented.
On October 12, 2017, The Chinese Government transferred the third batch of emergency relief rice to the South Sudanese government, which is 60-containers-load rice of 1,500 tons. The Chinese side also handed over 27 containers of non-food items including 3,700 tents, 15,000 pcs of mosquito nets and 30,000 blankets.
The first 2 batches of emergency relief rice with the quantity of 2,750 tons were handed over in August and September of 2017.
To fulfill President Xi Jinping’ commitment at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation of providing 1 billion dollars to the relevant international organizations to help meet the refugee challenges in Asian and African countries, Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Yu Jianhua, on behalf of the Chinese government, signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
After spending 7 days at the sea port of Sierra Leone and providing free medical services to thousands of local people, Hospital Ship of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, Ark Peace, has left the shores of Freetown on 26th September for Gabon where such services would be offered again.
To help the government of Bangladesh resettle the border refugees, the Chinese government decided to provide goods and materials including 2,000 tents and 3,000 blankets, as emergency humanitarian assistance. On September 27, the first batch of assistance goods arrived at Shah Amanat International Airport and the handover ceremony was held between China and Bangladesh. The rest is expected to arrive on September 28. All tents and blankets will be transported to the refugee camp at the border of Bangladesh and will be used to resettle the local homeless people as soon as possible.