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Interview: China's contributions to world produce major effect on developing nations
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China's contributions to the world, asmentioned by President Xi Jinping at the UN in September, have a major effecton the developing nations, especially those in Latin America and the Caribbean,said a professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Xi mentioned China's achievements andcontributions to the world, including having lifted 439 million people out ofpoverty.

Over the past 60-plus years, China hasprovided 166 countries and international organizations with nearly 400 billionyuan (about 63 billion U.S. dollars) worth of assistance, and dispatched over600,000 aid workers, more than 700 of whom have given their lives in helpingthe development of other countries, Zhou added.

The expert said, however, the most importantthing is not the past but the future.

He added that, among the promises Xi hasmade to assist the development of other countries, many are directly related tothe developing nations, especially those in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For example, China pledged to set up a fund,with an initial contribution of 2 billion U.S. dollars, to support South-Southcooperation and assist developing countries in implementing the 2030Sustainable Development Agenda, Zhou noted.

The expert said that China's sustainableeconomic development allowed its government to open the country's markets toagricultural, energy and manufactured goods from Latin America and theCaribbean, which has helped boost the region's development and prosperity, aswell as promote understanding between the two sides.