|Statement by Ambassador Wang Min at the Side Event "Urban China: Towards Efficient, Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization"|
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me begin by welcoming you to this side event co-hosted by
The Chinese government attaches great importance to sustainable urbanization. The third plenum of the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party last year made the strategic decision on pursuing a new path to urbanization with Chinese characteristics. The central committee meeting on urbanization held at the end of last year further specified the objectives, principles and major tasks for this endeavor. The report on the work of government released last March and the National Urbanization Plan for 2014 through 2020 mapped out the specific steps. Going forward,
The world today is moving towards urbanization at a fast clip. To pursue sustainable urbanization and realize harmony between human and nature is the shared challenge faced by the whole international community. With the release of this report, there will be an important reference document for international cooperation on urbanization. We hope that the world will pay closer attention to the global urbanization process and step up cooperation especially in such areas as improving urban planning, strengthening social safety net in cities and promoting the ideas of green cities and low-carbon way of life. In this process, more support should be given to developing countries in terms of capital, technology and capacity building.