Forum on China's new type urbanization held at UN

UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (Xinhua) -- A forum on China's urbanization process was held on Monday at the UN headquarters, where Chinese experts said that the new model of urbanization will take the country forward to the next level of development in a sustainable manner.

Entitled "A China Story II: New Pathways to urbanization," the forum focused on prospects for the world's sustainable development, in the context of China's recently released National New-type Urbanization Plan (2014-2020), which aims to steer the country's urbanization onto a human-centered and environmentally friendly path.

Patrick Ho Chi-Ping, Deputy Chairman and Secretary General of the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC), said that the new urbanization plan is "a modernization process of generations of Chinese people and of the Chinese society, in which every person can share in the fruits of progress and growth achieved, and lead life with dignity and pride so that individuals can realize their potential and attain their ultimate goals of personal accomplishments."

Pan Jiahua, Director-general of the Institute for Urban