How Botswana can benefit from China global development

Xi Jingping
Xi Jingping

The China Global Development Initiative (GDI) is a brainchild of the president of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jingping, which he proposed in 2021 when delivering a speech at the General Debate of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly.

This proposal is a call by the Chinese president to the international community to steer global development toward a new stage of balanced, coordinated and inclusive growth in face of the severe shocks of COVID-19. The proposal by President Xi came after his realisation of the impacts of COVID-19, development needs of less developed countries and importance of green recovery amid the challenges of environmental degradation and climate change

During this historic speech, the Chinese president called on the world to stay committed to development as a priority, stay committed to a people-centered approach, stay committed to benefits for all, stay committed to innovation-driven development, stay committed to harmony between man and nature, and stay committed to results-oriented actions. He also encouraged the world to advance on priority basis cooperation on poverty alleviation, food security, COVID-19 response and vaccines, development financing, climate change and green development, industrialisation, digital economy and connectivity, among other areas.

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