The call was made in Beijing at an exhibition to showcase China’s international aid efforts, this year marking the 60th anniversary of the nation’s international aid program.
“As a developing country, China, while devoted to its own development, has been providing aid as best as it could for other countries in economic difficulties,” Li said.
He cited the disproportion in the economic development in different regions worldwide, stressing that China’s policy must continue and aim for improvement.
“All aid workers have made noble contributions to our country’s international aid cause, and some of them even sacrificed their lives. People will never forget them,” Li said.
The Beijing exhibition ran from August 12-16 and was a joint venture between 28 ministries and organizations, including the ministries of commerce, foreign affairs and finance.