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Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, May 6

07 May 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

UNITED NATIONS -- The world would not function well without the organization, President of the UN Economic and Social Council Munir Akram said at a UN General Assembly dialogue on multilateralism and diplomacy on Wednesday.

"We should all imagine what the world would be like without the United Nations system on a daily basis. Everything in the world functions on the basis of the system that has been put in place by the United Nations primarily," said Akram, who is also Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN.

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AMMAN -- Upholding the people-centered philosophy, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has kept the Chinese people as the top priority and striven to serve them wholeheartedly, Secretary General of Jordan's Communist Party Faraj Itmeiza has said.

In a recent interview with Xinhua on the occasion of the 100th founding anniversary of the CPC, Itmeiza praised China's comprehensive achievement under the CPC's leadership, noting that he could feel that the CPC and the Chinese people have been engaged in unceasing endeavors for a better future.

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DUBLIN -- Mick Wallace, an incumbent member of the European Parliament from the south constituency of Ireland, tweeted a video speech on Wednesday in which he called on the European Union (EU) to cooperate with China instead of being "led along by the nose by the Americans" into confrontation with China.

"#China has completed greatest poverty reduction programme in human history, while #Homelessness in the West is at record levels. In last 40 years China bombed nobody or isn't Sanctioning any countries to death -- Why is #EU allowing #US to drag us into confrontation with China ...?" Wallace said in the tweet attached to the video speech.

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SEOUL -- South Korea's sovereign credit risk hit a 13-year low, indicating strong economic resilience from economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a government official said Thursday.

"(South) Korea's sovereign credit risk fell to the lowest since 2008, reflecting the recent economic performance and the economy's strong resilience," Lee Eog-weon, vice minister of finance, told foreign correspondents in Seoul.

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