Chinese vice-premier urges enhanced exchanges between Chinese, US women

Updated: 2015-06-24 13:48


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Chinese vice-premier urges enhanced exchanges between Chinese, US women

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015.[Photo/Agencies]

Since its launch in 2011 by Liu and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Women-LEAD has increased exchanges between senior women leaders from the two countries, including an expert exchange to provide technical assistance in preventing and responding to domestic violence in Wuxi and Beijing earlier this year.

Liu called for further exerting the WLED and the CPE's role as platforms for exchange and cooperation between women in both nations, encouraging them to launch businesses, attract investment, improve competitive ability and share leadership experience among each other.

In addition, she said, the two nations should strengthen cooperation and deepen understanding while work together to promote global women's development at various global institutions including the United Nations.

Enhanced exchanges between women of the two nations will further foster the people-to-people exchanges between the two sides and contribute to the task of building a new type of major-country relationship between the two countries, she added.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Liu said the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action issued by the conference remain the guiding documents for the development of women worldwide.

According to Liu, China will host a Global Women's Summit in partnership with the United Nations in September.