Mon, September 28, 2009

President Hu attends G20, UN summits

G20 Pittsburgh summit ends with encouraging yields, challenges remain

The third round of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit, which was widely expected to seek a new direction for the global economy, ended here on Friday with encouraging outcomes, but key challenges remain. Full story


About G-20

The G-20 brings together important industrial and emerging-market countries from the world. Leaders of the nations and organizations that comprise the G-20 will meet in Pittsburgh this Sept.


What should the world focus on urgently to fight climate change?
Extending energy-saving programs
Capping on greenhouse gases
Developing clean energy


G20 summit


PES president hails G20, calls for agreement on financial transaction tax

2009-09-26 21:27:38 GMT Xinhua English BRUSSELS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) Poul Nyruo Rasmussen welcomed here on Saturday the results of a summit of the Group of 20 rich and developing nations at Pittsburgh, the United States, but called for an agreement on financial transaction tax.

Hu asks leaders to work jointly for global recovery

2009-09-26 11:15:17 GMT China Daily PITTSBURGH, US: President Hu Jintao on Friday asked world leaders to continue with their stimulus packages in a more coordinated way to ensure that early signs of economic recovery translate into lasting growth.

Large-scale protest erupts in Pittsburgh

2009-09-26 08:22:26 GMT Xinhua English PITTSBURGH, the United States, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Several thousand protesters on Friday afternoon took to the streets in downtown Pittsburgh where the Group of 20 (G20) Summit is being held.

G20 summit in Pittsburgh forges new framework for growth: Obama

2009-09-26 07:23:29 GMT Xinhua English PITTSBURGH, United States, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday the freshly concluded Group of 20 summit had forged a new framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth of the world economy.

UN general assembly and nuke issue


Global leaders recommit to achieving food security

2009-09-27 02:11:35 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Representatives from over 100 countries gathered at the United Nations on Saturday to voice their support for a newly unveiled plan to fight famine in the world.

Security Council urges world free of nuclear weapons during historic summit

2009-09-24 23:43:20 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Security Council on Thursday affirmed its commitment to the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons and established a broad framework for reducing global nuclear dangers, in an historic summit-level meeting chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Security Council adopts resolution for nuclear-free world

2009-09-24 15:32:00 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons in a bid to seek a safer world for all and to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.

New UN resolution aims at nuclear-free world

2009-09-24 15:08:43 GMT With U.S. President Barack Obama presiding over an historic session, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.-drafted resolution Thursday aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

General news


Hu hailed for summit diplomacy

2009-09-28 09:07:49 GMT Xinhua English With just days to go before he takes to the grandstand for the National Day parade, President Hu Jintao has already instilled a sense of pride thanks to his "magnificent" and far-reaching diplomatic efforts last week, said one of China's leading officials.

Nations reject unilateralism in face of global challenges at UN

2009-09-27 01:38:17 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Nations addressing the General Assembly's annual high-level debate on Friday spoke out against unilateralism as the world tackles its most pressing challenges, including the current global economic turmoil and climate change.

Chinese FM describes Hu's trip to U.S. as significant, far-reaching move

2009-09-26 16:17:19 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese foreign minister on Saturday described President Hu Jintao's trip to the United States to attend four important summits as a significant and far-reaching diplomatic move.

Chinese president back home from UN meetings, G20 summit

2009-09-26 10:59:59 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Beijing Saturday evening after attending a series of United Nations meetings in New York and the Group of 20 (G20) financial summit in Pittsburgh, the United States.

Climate change summit


U.S., France, Britain condemn Iran's secret nuke site, demand compliance

2009-09-25 15:06:37 GMT Xinhua English PITTSBURGH, United States, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The leaders of the United States, Britain and France on Friday condemned Iran's alleged secret nuclear site and demanded the country "take concrete steps" to comply with related U.N. resolutions.

World leaders must seize historic opportunity on climate change: Maldivian president

2009-09-23 23:51:45 GMT Xinhua English COLOMBO, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has called upon world leaders gathering in New York to seize the historic opportunity before the Copenhagen climate summit to be held in December, the Maldivian president's office said Wednesday on its official website.

Britain urges int'l deal on climate change in Copenhagen

2009-09-23 23:02:35 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday called on the world to reach an agreement on climate change in the forthcoming UN conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Q & A: How does Chinese government react to climate change?

2009-09-23 08:59:12 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday told a United Nations climate summit that China would cut carbon dioxide emissions per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by "a notable margin" in the decade to 2020.