Premier Li Keqiang said during a refugee summit at the United Nations that large movements of refugees pose a political, social and security threat that creates opportunities for terrorists to exploit. He said the refugee issue is a global concern and called on the international community to act.
Premier Li is in New York for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, and it’s already held a high-level plenary meeting to address the large movements of refugees and migrants around the world. Premier Li added that China will provide $100 million in additional assistance for global refugees. World leaders also approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and stoked divisions from Africa to Europe.