|Wang Yi: China Makes Great Contributions to the World's Development While Realizing Its Own Development|
On December 5, 2019 local time, when communicating with friendly personages of various circles of the Republic of Korea in Seoul, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, we have completed the process of a hundred or even hundreds of years in Western developed countries in just a few decades. China has made great contributions to the world's development while realizing its own development.
Wang Yi pointed out, China's contribution rate to world economic growth has remained above 30 percent for many years, becoming the main engine of global growth. China has lifted 850 million people out of poverty, contributing more than 70 percent to world poverty reduction and creating a great miracle of human progress. Over the past 20 years, China's vegetation increase has accounted for more than 25 percent of the world's total, becoming an important force in the world's ecological conservation. Meanwhile, China cut its carbon emissions by 45.8 percent in 2018 compared to that in 2005, which honored its commitment to the international community ahead of schedule and made great contributions to combating climate change.