Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks for developing countries in UN, offers new outlook on development, int’l relations

Xi Jinping

UNITED NATIONS: Chinese President Xi Jinping has won applause at the UN headquarters as he called for safeguarding the interests of developing countries in the world and pledged financial, human resources support for underdeveloped nations and global development.

“China’s vote in the United Nations will always belong to the developing countries,” Xi told the general debate of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday.

“We firmly support greater representation and say of developing countries, especially African countries, in the international governance system,” he promised.

As the leader of the world’s second largest economy that has made remarkable economic achievements over the past three decades and more, Xi also voiced China’s intention to contribute to global development.

“We are ready to share our development experience and opportunities with other countries and welcome them to board China’s express train of development so that all of us will achieve common development,” he said.

Xi’s words met with warm applause again and again from the audience in the gigantic UN General Assembly Hall.

Xi’s remarks on post-2015 development and international relations have also impressed the audience deeply when he delivered his speeches over the past three days.

On development, Xi called for an equitable, open, all-round and innovation-driven development path, stressing that no country should be left behind.

On international relations, Xi proposed building a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation and creating a community of shared future for mankind.

“Major countries should follow the principles of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation in handling their relations,” he said.

“Big countries should treat small countries as equals, and take a right approach to justice and interests by putting justice before interests,” the president stressed.

“No matter how the international landscape may evolve and how strong it may become, China will never pursue hegemony, expansion or sphere of influence,” he added.

China to set up 8,000 permanent squad for UN peacekeeping

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced here that China is to join the new UN peacekeeping capability readiness system, and will take the lead to set up a permanent peacekeeping police squad, building a peacekeeping standby force of 8,000 troops.

Xi made the announcement while addressing the annual high-level general debate of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, where he said that security of different countries is interconnected and no country can achieve stability from others’ instability.

The United Nations now has more than 120,000 peace keepers deployed in 16 missions around the world, costing over 8 billion U.S. dollars a year.

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