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Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, April 17

17 Apr 2021, 22:30 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- The world needs China's vaccines as they have filled the vaccine shortage caused by some rich countries' hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines, an opinion piece published on Bloomberg's website said on Friday.

"By hoarding vaccines, the Western world has left many in emerging economies uncovered. While more than 848 million doses have been administered, countries with the highest incomes are getting vaccinated 25 times faster than those with the lowest," said the article written by Clara Ferreira Marques, a columnist with Bloomberg. (China-Vaccine-Bloomberg)

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SAO PAULO -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has successfully integrated public opinion with policy-making and China is an excellent cooperative partner of developing countries, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said.

"Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese government has successfully integrated public opinion with policy-making, and promoted people's livelihood through economic development," Lula, also founder of Brazil's Workers' Party (PT), told Xinhua in a recent interview. (Brazil-China-CPC)

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PARIS -- Over the past five years, Europe and China have responded "present" to the historical Paris Agreement in terms of reducing CO2 emissions while the United States went on leave at the decision of former President Donald Trump, said Lyazid Benhami, vice president of the Association of French-Chinese Friendship of Paris.

"During the U.S. 'leave,' the EU and China were the driving forces behind climate action. And within the EU, the Franco-German axis is the one that drives the Union. So, it is positive that the French, German and Chinese present together convey their messages to the international community," he commented the video summit on climate attended by the leaders of China, France and Germany on Friday. (China-Europe-Climate Change)

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HAVANA -- The Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) kicked off Friday at Havana's Convention Center, chaired by Raul Castro, first secretary of the PCC's Central Committee, and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

During the presentation of the Central Report to the Eighth Congress of the PCC, Castro, 89, expressed his "will to develop a respectful dialogue and build a new type of relationship with the United States," saying, "Cuba will not give up on the principles of the Revolution and socialism." (Cuba-Communist Party-Congress)

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