New York (People’s Daily) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has told the United Nations that unilateralism and protectionism are posing major threats to the international order.
He made the remarks while addressing the general debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly Friday at the UN headquarters in New York.
Wang said, the world today is not a peaceful place. At a time when the future of the world is at stake, China has never been and will never be an onlooker.
“As a founding member of the United Nations, we will work with other countries to build a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind. We will be resolute in upholding the stature and role of the United Nations, the international system underpinned by the UN, and the international order anchored on international law,” said Wang.
Permanent members of the Security Council need to lead by example, as major countries shoulder special responsibilities for maintaining a stable international order. China supports the new round of efforts by Secretary-General Guterres to reform the UN system and make it more efficient and equitable.
Wang said China has set up an 8,000-strong peacekeeping standby force and permanent peacekeeping police squads. They have met standards for operation and are ready for action. China stands ready to work with other parties to fulfill our due responsibilities as a major country for upholding global peace and justice.