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Wang Yi: China Has Set a Good Example in Upholding the International Order

2021-06-25

On June 25, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the Lanting Forum on China and the UN: Cooperation in 50 Years and Beyond and delivered a keynote speech.

Wang Yi said, strongly committed to democracy, rule of law and equity in international relations, China put forth the five principles of peaceful co-existence as early as in the 1950s, and has since faithfully observed them, contributing significantly to the formulation and development of the basic norms governing international relations. over the past five decades, China has joined almost all universal inter-governmental organizations, signed more than 600 international conventions, earnestly fulfilled its international obligations, and honored its international commitments. Over the past five decades, holding high the banner of multilateralism, China has firmly safeguarded the UN-centered international system, upheld the international order underpinned by international law, and bolstered the central role of the United Nations in international affairs.

Wang Yi stressed, the past 50 years have seen Chinese leaders taking the stage at the UN many times. From the Three Worlds Theory to the proposal for a new international political and economic order, from building a harmonious world to a community with a shared future for mankind, China has shared its wisdom and solution for world peace and development at every historical moment. President Xi Jinping, with his vision for greater progress of humanity, has proposed building a community with a shared future for mankind. This major initiative rises above differences in social system and development stage, and rejects the zero-sum mentality and geopolitical calculations. It sets the common goal for different countries, different nations and different civilizations. The initiative is the banner of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era. China will continue to take an active part in the reform and improvement of the global governance system under this banner.

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