Premier Li addresses Economics Club of NY on second day of UNGA

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From a leaders Summit on Migration to a speech to New York’s financial leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spent his second day in New York speaking about the world’s poorest and talking to some of its richest.

CCTV America’s Nathan King reports.

The second summit during the United Nation’s General Assembly focused on refugees and migration. World leaders were asked to make financial pledges to help refugees resettle and make a new life.

The meeting convened by the outgoing U.S. President Obama heard him commit the U.S. to accept more refugees and China added to Monday’s pledge of $100 million in refugee aid.

The global economy was on the agenda earlier as Chinese Premier Li met with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former New York Mayor, billionaire Mike Bloomberg.

Premier Li underlined the interdependence of the U.S. and Chinese economies.

At The Economic Club of New York, Premier Li told an influential audience that the Chinese economy and Beijing’s markets reforms are on track.

Here’s what one audience member thought of Li’s speech:

Premier Li’s full remarks at the Economic Club of New York