Chinese president Xi Jinping stressed the need to build a new type of international relationship based on win-win cooperation and a common destiny for mankind during a speech at the UN’s headquarters in New York on Monday.
“Peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom are shared values for mankind and the noble goals of the United Nations,” said Xi, who made his speech at the annual high-level general debate of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Xi said that major countries should build a partnership focused on common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security and always resolve disagreements through dialogue. He also placed the United Nations and its security council in a central role, adding that efforts must be made to foster a vision for developing innovation, tolerance and other positive attributes.
“It is important for us to use both the invisible hand and visible hand to form a synergy between market forces and government function, and strive to achieve both efficiency and fairness,” Xi said.
Xi also proposed developing exchanges to promote harmony, inclusiveness and respect for one another’s differences. Xi said countries should work together to build an ecosystem featuring nature and green development by “insisting upon a green, low-carbon and sustainable path.”
“By realizing the Chinese Dream, China will create more opportunities for other nations and better promote world peace and development,” Xi said. He added that China will always contribute to world peace and global development, and maintain international order with the UN charter at its center.
Xi also announced a series of measures to support the United Nations. He said that China would establish a 10-year, $1-billion China-UN peace and development fund, that China will join the new UN peacekeeping capability readiness system, set up a permanent peacekeeping police squad, and build an 8,000-strong standby peacekeeping force.
In the next five years, China will provide the African Union with $100 million in free military aid to support the establishment of the African Standby Force and the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises.
Xi’s address received warm applause from the audience. The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, and other country leaders shook hands with Xi.
At the general debate, national leaders also gave their own views of the international situation, UN functions, and major global and regional issues. (The Daily Mail – People’s Daily news exchange item)
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The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily