Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, March 11

HONG KONG — Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam and the governing team of the HKSAR government Thursday expressed support for and gratitude to the passage of the decision on improving the electoral system of the HKSAR by the National People’s Congress.

“We will conduct and regulate election-related activities in accordance with the law efficiently, so as to implement the new electoral system that accords with the actual situation in Hong Kong,” she said.

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UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged the international community to continue to reach all Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance.

The secretary-general warned that the situation “remains a living nightmare” in Syria at the press encounter marking the 10th anniversary of the Syrian conflict at the UN headquarters in New York.

“The UN will continue its pursuit of a negotiated political settlement in line with Security Council resolution 2254,” said the secretary-general.

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WASHINGTON — China’s pledge and action to make its COVID-19 vaccine a global public good will help strengthen “the weakest link” in the world’s battle against the pandemic, a renowned U.S. expert has said.

“I think China’s doing about it the right way,” Sourabh Gupta, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Institute for China-America Studies, told Xinhua recently, when talking about China’s dispatching vaccines to countries in dire need.

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BUENOS AIRES — China’s trade growth in the first two months of this year has made the country a driver of the global economy under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Argentine government adviser Lucas Gualda has said.

“China is not only an importer and a purchaser of world’s agrifood, but also an exporter of products of quality,” Gualda said in a recent interview with Xinhua.

“China is the only country in the world whose economy had a V-shaped rebound, so we can say that they are back on their feet following the blow of COVID-19,” he said.

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