Wed, 21 Oct 2020

File photo shows Chinese doctor Zhou Xihui (1st R) conducts clinical instructions to Malawi doctors Ulemu Bridget Chikhadzula, Maynard Kondowe and Bentry Wonderson Tembo (from L to 2nd R) at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday highlighted the extraordinary achievements women have made in the society and the challenges they face globally, calling for steps to promote gender equality and women's development around the world.

Xi made the call in Beijing via video when addressing a high-level meeting held by the United Nations (UN) to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. ■

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