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Chinese vice president highlights development of women's careers

BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said here Thursday China is dedicated to the development of women's careers and will have in-depth exchanges of views with other countries in this regard.

Xi made the remarks while meeting with women politicians in Beijing to attend the Global Summit of Women 2010 which opened on Thursday evening.

Xi spoke highly of the role the summit has played in boosting the development of women's careers.

He said China has integrated the development of women's careers into the national development plan and has made great headway in this regard.

The summit, initiated by its director, American Irene Natividad, has been held annually the past 20 years.

"China is willing to work with the summit as well as all other countries to fully exchange views on the results of the women's movement so as to make more contributions to promoting human progress," said Xi.

The three-day Beijing summit is being jointly hosted by the All China Women's Federation (ACWF) and the China NGO network for International Exchanges (CNIE). Chen Zhili and Sun Jiazheng, heads of the two organs, attended the opening ceremony of the summit.

In a separate meeting with summit attendee Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, Xi said China-Vietnam relations are at a new starting point as the two nations mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China-Vietnam diplomatic ties this year.

"China will work with Vietnam to continue to enrich the all-round strategic partnership and lift bilateral ties to a new level," said Xi.

Nguyen Thi Doan said it is encouraging China has overcome the difficulties resulting from global financial crisis.

She also said Vietnam will make positive efforts to step up cooperation with China.

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