26.10.2021 – 19:16
Fifty years ago, on October 25th, the legal seat of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the United Nations (UN) was restored, marking a milestone in the history of the international organization.
China has embarked on a new course in its UN history this year, vowing to remain true to its original goal after the vicissitudes of the last half century by calling for joint efforts to build a community with a common future for humanity.
China has always been a promoter of world peace, has made a contribution to global development and defended the international order, said President Xi Jinping in his speech at a memorial service on the occasion of the historic event on Monday.
Five remarkable decades
In his review of China’s glorious journey in the UN, the President described the regaining of the seat of the PRC in the UN as a victory for the Chinese people and the whole world.
It is the result of the joint efforts of all peace-loving countries working for justice in the world, and marks the return of the Chinese people, who make up about a quarter of the world’s population, to the UN stage, which is of far-reaching importance for China and the world he said.
Over the past 50 years, China has developed peacefully and advocated the welfare of all humanity, he added.
This year China has achieved a complete victory in the fight against absolute poverty, achieved the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and embarked on a new path towards building a modern socialist country.
Since regaining its rightful seat at the UN in 1971, China has played a more active role in international affairs.
For example, as the largest developing country in the world and one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, China has sent more than 50,000 peacekeepers to UN peace operations and is now the second largest donor to both the UN and UN peace operations.
New journey to a better world
President Xi urged everyone to follow the prevailing trend of history and stressed the importance of opposing all forms of hegemony, power politics, unilateralism and protectionism.
“We should work hard to promote peace, development, equality, justice, democracy and freedom, which are the common values of humanity, and work together to find the right guiding philosophy for building a better world,” he said.
He then emphasized building a community with a common future for humanity – the country’s guiding vision for tackling the current global challenges together. People around the world live in a “community with a common future,” said Xi for the first time in his speech in Moscow, Russia, on March 23, 2013.
On Monday he stated that building a community with a common future for humanity does not mean replacing one system or one civilization with another. “Instead, it is about countries with different social systems, ideologies, histories, cultures and levels of development banding together for common interests, rights and shared responsibilities in global affairs and creating the greatest synergy for building a better world,” he said.
Stressing the need for mutual benefit and outcomes that would benefit both sides, he said that development only makes sense if it serves the wellbeing of people and can only be sustainable if it is sustained by people .
In a video-linked statement at the general debate at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in September, Xi proposed a Global Development Initiative to move development around the world towards more balanced, coordinated and inclusive growth in the face of the severe shock from Covid-19 to steer.
At the end of his speech he emphasized the role of the UN and called on all countries to respect the UN, to take good care of the UN family and not to take advantage of them.
“Let us stand together on the right side of history and human progress and work tirelessly for the sustainable and peaceful development of the world and for building a community with a common future for humanity,” he said.
Original content by: CGTN, transmitted by news aktuell