China issues position paper on China and the UN

BEIJING, Sep 26 (XINHUA/APP):China’s cooperation with the United Nations (UN) is growing stronger and deeper and is entering a new era, according to a position paper posted at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The document, titled “China and the United Nations,” was released for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

China has in recent years taken a more proactive part in international affairs and made greater contributions to world peace and development, according to the document.

“China has lived up to its responsibilities as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a major economy of the world,” said the document.

Some of the principles that China holds dear include the path of peaceful development, an opening-up strategy of mutual benefit, the greater good and shared interests of people around the world and a new vision of security that promotes common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security for all.

China also adheres to global development that is open, innovation-driven, inclusive and beneficial to all nations, harmony in diversity and cross-cultural interactions, and an ecoculture based on respect for nature and green development.

“In short, China will stay a promoter of world peace, contributor to global development and upholder of the international order,” said the position paper.

China, which firmly supports and pursues multilateralism, stands for the international system built around the UN, the international order underpinned by international law, and the multilateral trading system centered on the World Trade Organization, and is firmly against unilateralism, protectionism and acts of bullying, it said.

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As a founding member of the UN and the first country to sign on the Charter, China always supports the UN in playing an active role, and upholds its authority and stature, according to the document.

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