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CGTN America 5 Nov 2019

Anna Ashton on the 2019's China International Import Expo


CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Anna Ashton for more on the second China International Import Expo. Ashton is the senior director of Government Affairs at the U.S.-China Business Council.

Over the last 40 years, China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty.

And this year, China's President Xi Jinping has set a goal for the country to end extreme poverty. But, behind the statistics there are real people. Rural workers struggling for a better life. Young women who want a college education. Families adjusting to relocation.
Longtime China watcher Robert Lawrence Kuhn and award-winning director  Peter Getzels got a unique look at how China is accomplishing its poverty eradication mission.  They tell that story in the documentary - Voices from the Frontline: China's War on Poverty. 

To discuss:
Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the host and writer of China's War on Poverty.
Peter Getzels is the director and producer of the documentary.
Tang Min is Counselor of the State Council and Vice Chairperson of Youchange Foundation.
Matteo Marchisio is Director of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the world could soon face a new geopolitical threat: the United States and China descending into a new kind of Cold War.
Why is this happening? What are the scenarios? And most importantly, what can and should the rest of the world do about it?
DW's Richard Walker explores the emerging crisis between the two biggest powers on earth with prominent experts from the US, Europe, China and Australia.
António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace (24 April 2020)

The COVID19 pandemic is a tragic reminder of how deeply connected we are. The virus knows no borders and is a quintessential global challenge. Combatting it requires us to work together as one human family.
We must do all we can to save lives and ease the economic and social devastation. Crucially, we need to draw the appropriate lessons about the vulnerabilities and inequalities the virus has laid bare, and mobilize investments in education, health systems, social protection and resilience.
This is the biggest international challenge since the Second World War. Yet even before this test, the world was facing other profound transnational perils - climate change above all.
But multilateralism is not only a matter of confronting shared threats; it is about seizing common opportunities. We now have the opportunity to build back better than in the past, aiming at inclusive and sustainable economies and societies.
It is not enough to proclaim the virtues of multilateralism; we must continue to show its added value. International cooperation must adapt to changing times.
We need a networked multilateralism, strengthening coordination among all global multilateral organizations, with regional ones able to make their vital contributions; and an inclusive multilateralism, based on deep interaction with civil society, businesses, local and regional authorities and other stakeholders… where the voice of youth is decisive in shaping our future.
At this key moment for international cooperation, and in this 75th anniversary year of the United Nations, let us strive as one to realize the founders' vision of a healthy, equitable, peaceful and more sustainable future for all.
Rachel Nichols catches up with Jeremy Lin from China, where the Beijing Ducks guard (and recent NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors) talks about life overseas, his thoughts on the Chinese Basketball Association possibly getting back underway, speaking out against bias toward Asian-Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, his wildest fan stories from the CBA, the New York Knicks devoting a whole week to "Linsanity," and winning that championship alongside Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry.
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