The Heat: Premier Li, UN Report, and Sierra Leone

The Heat

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stresses the importance of sustainable development in his speech to the United Nations.

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke about China’s vision for global development.

The Chinese Premier said only development can guarantee fundamental rights and advance civilization and progress.

Urging the United Nations charter be upheld, Premier Li called for support of the organization’s lead role in the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis.

He also advocated for denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

CCTV America’s Nathan King reports from the United Nations.

To talk more about Premier Li’s speech and the UN Report:

  • Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Australia and chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism

It’s been nearly one year since the West African country of Sierra Leone declared it was Ebola-free.

The outbreak resulted in the deaths of nearly four-thousand people and left that country’s economy in shambles.

To further discuss the progress made in the country:

  • Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone