Kuwait Minister of Commerce and Industry Anas Al-Saleh vowed Monday to retain support to social development projects in China. Al-Saleh\'s pledge was made during a visit to a Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED)-financed hospital in the Chinese Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. He noted that the hospital is the third project to be funded by KFAED in Ningxia alone. KFAED has offered local authorities a USD 30 million-loan to build the hospital which started operation and currently caters for over 60,000 people. \"This project is the fruit of the strong Kuwait-Chinese relations,\" Al-Saleh said. He disclosed that the KFAED has also funded rural areas development program in Ningxia with USD 68 million. Since the start of its operation in China in 1982, the KFAED financed 35 projects at total value of USD 900 million. Later, Al-Saleh paid a visit to a language institute for Chinese Muslims in the Ningxia province. The institute was built by a grant from Kuwait Zakat House, Kuwait Finance House and several other Kuwaiti charities and donors.