xi's moments
Home | Technology

Bill Gates visits Beijing for the first time since 2019

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-06-15 10:16

[Screenshot from Bill Gates' twitter account]

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tweeted on Wednesday that he had landed in Beijing for the first time since 2019, and that he is excited to visit with partners who have been working on global health and development challenges with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for more than 15 years.

"The world was making huge progress in reducing child deaths and poverty, but global crises set us back. African countries are particularly vulnerable, with high food prices, crushing debt, and increasing rates of TB and malaria. That's why I'm heading to West Africa next." He tweeted.

Gates also said that solving problems like climate change, health inequity and food insecurity requires innovation. "From developing malaria drugs to investing in climate adaptation, China has a lot of experience in that. We need to unlock that kind of progress for more people around the world," he added.

Gates first visited China in the 1980s, and has visited the country several times since then, according to a previous Xinhua report.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349