Sponsored by the China Public Diplomacy Association and the China Rural Development Corporation, the “Modern Kitchen Donation Ceremony to Malibu” was officially launched on the site.
BEIJING, China, Nov. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Nov. 16, the “Dual Aid for Rural Revitalization” launch ceremony for the Malibu Dual Aid Program by the China Public Diplomacy Association was held at Daping Middle School in Malibu. Yunnan Province. Sponsored by the China Association for Public Diplomacy and the China Rural Development Corporation, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Malibu Provincial People’s Government, organized by Global Times Online and co-organized by Yum China, the “Modern Kitchens Donation Ceremony to Malibu” was officially held on the site.
The donation of “Modern Kitchens” to Malibu attests to the double assist’s stellar accomplishments for 30 years
Hu Zhengyue, Vice President of the Chinese Diplomatic Association; Hu Jian, deputy director-general of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Chen Zhigang, vice president of the China Rural Development Corporation; Wang Wei, deputy director of the Yunnan Provincial Foreign Affairs Office; Lu Bu, Vice Mayor of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous County; Shi Ding, executive editor-in-chief of Global Times Onlinean, and Wang Lizhi, chief public affairs officer of Yum China, attended the ceremony.
30 years dedicated to promoting rural revitalization in a comprehensive way
The year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the dual assistance provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Malibu County, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. Since 1992, a total of 230 million yuan has been invested in the poverty alleviation foundation. More than 700 projects have been implemented in six categories, including food, clothing, education, health, training, integrated village development program and industrial support, effectively lifting Malibu out of poverty and accelerating the overall rural recovery.
Hu Zhengyue, vice president of the China Public Diplomacy Association, said in his speech, “The most arduous and arduous task of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way still lies in rural areas. The CPC Central Committee has comprehensively promoted the strategy of rural revitalization, giving priority to rural education, And continued to improve the conditions for compulsory education.Today, we are holding a series of activities such as the “Malibu Modern Kitchen Donation Ceremony”, which is a concrete measure to mobilize the efforts of all sectors of society to implement the spirit advocated by the CPC Central Committee.
Hu Jian, deputy director-general of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said, “China’s modernization is the modernization of a huge population, and the achievement of common prosperity for all. No country has ever encountered such unprecedented difficulty and complexity in the path of modernization as China, which has a population of 1.4 billion people. We must maintain firm strategic resolve, continue progress while ensuring stability, and work hard to consolidate achievements in poverty alleviation and advance the rural revitalization strategy.”
“Investing in children’s nutrition is investing in their future. Improving nutritional intake is key to eliminating intergenerational poverty,” noted Chen Zhigang, Vice President of the China Rural Development Corporation. He also mentioned the cooperation with Yum China in implementing the “One Yuan Donation” program for 15 consecutive years to continuously improve the nutritional status of children in underdeveloped areas. The program has been supported by more than 130 million donors, with the total funds raised more than 240 million yuan “low threshold, convenient participation and transparency.”
As the central media, Global Times Online actively pursues the advancement of dual aid and rural revitalization. Shi Ding, executive editor-in-chief of Global Times Online, said in his speech, “This time, we will not only continue to publish high-quality content, but also cooperate with all sectors of society to participate in the construction of rural revitalization. In the future, Global Times Online will continue to benefit It has its advantages in media resources, working with all sectors of society and Chinese and foreign business partners to promote rural revitalization activities around the world, and better tell rural development stories with Chinese characteristics.”
As a witness and beneficiary of China’s reform and opening up, Yum China has maintained steady development over the past 35 years. “One Yuan Donation” has provided 55 million nutritious meals to rural schools, donated modern kitchens to nearly 1,400 schools, and donated digital classrooms to 340 schools, said Alice Wang, head of public affairs at Yum China, who also noted.
Enabling rural revitalization and promoting the healthy growth of rural children
On site, guests, school leaders, and student representatives revealed the “Double Helping Country Revitalization” donation ceremony for modern kitchens to Malibu.
Thanks to a donation from the Yum China Foundation and China Rural Development, five schools in Malipo, including Daping Middle School, have “modern kitchens.”
The main kitchen equipment and facilities in Modern Kitchens include induction cooker, rice steamer, disinfection cabinet, ventilation fan and operation table. In some rural schools, poorly equipped kitchens using traditional stoves are inefficient for cooking, resulting in waste of energy and environmental pollution. In addition, schools in some areas lack the necessary disinfection facilities and food storage, which poses hygiene risks.
Standard and electrically steamed equipment provides students with hot meals in an economical, efficient, safe and environmentally friendly manner compared to the traditional method of burning coal and biofuels. At the same time, it also changes the traditional cooking style of rural schools, and enriches food types and nutrient contents for students.
In addition to “modern kitchens”, Yum China also donated winter jackets to Daping Middle School students.
In fact, Yum China has long supported improving children’s nutrition in rural areas. Since 2008, Yum China has cooperated with the China Rural Development Corporation to implement the “One Yuan Donation” program for 15 consecutive years, improving nutritional nutrition for rural adolescents and children, whose healthy growth has contributed to the revitalization of the countryside.
It is worth noting that Yim China is also concerned about the lack of educational programming resources in rural areas. “Rural Children’s Digital Classroom Project” accompanies the all-round growth of rural students and activates rural development through skilled personnel through computer donations, teacher empowerment, and popularization of programming.
Foreign media praises China’s achievements in rural development and poverty alleviation
More than 20 foreign journalists from the China International Press Communication Center attended the ceremony. Many reporters told Global Times Online that this was their first visit to rural China, and they were impressed by the development of Malibu.
Thai Manager Daily reporter Zheng Quanzhi said, “Modern infrastructure such as kitchens is conducive to the growth of rural students. The development of this school in Malibu is a good example of the success of China’s poverty alleviation strategy.”
Rahul Basharat, a Pakistani journalist, called China’s poverty alleviation efforts “a miracle that has lifted so many people out of poverty completely.” He believed that poverty remains a pressing global issue, especially in Asia and Africa. Although many countries, including the West, have taken various measures, they have not eliminated poverty.
Considering that social forces such as welfare institutions help in the development of rural areas, Zhang Jiawei, a reporter from Sin Chew Daily, told GlobalTimesOnline that in Malaysia, caring institutions provide assistance to the underprivileged, but such targeted assistance from Chinese companies to underdeveloped rural areas is rare. in Malysia. He also said that he would present his experience here through the report.
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