China calls for greater voice of developing countries

Updated: 2013-09-28 06:41

(Xinhua)

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UNITED NATIONS - China on Friday called for greater representation and voice of developing countries in the global governance system, and pledged to promote the trend toward a multi-polar world.

Wang Yi, foreign minister of China, made the statement as he was addressing the General Debate of the UN General Assembly, which entered its fourth day here Friday.

"China is committed to promoting democracy in international relations," he said, noting that China supports the G20, the BRICS and other emerging mechanisms in playing a big role so as to make the international order fairer and more equitable.

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"China calls for reforming the international monetary and financial systems and upholding the role of the World Trade Organization as the main channel," he said. "We are opposed to trade protectionism and are working to make economic globalization more balanced, inclusive and beneficial to all."

Wang told the General Assembly that China has called on countries to enhance macro-economic policy coordination and be mindful of the spill-over effects of their respective adjustment of economic policies.

"We call for strengthening North-South dialogue and South-South cooperation to make development benefits more accessible to people of all countries," he added.

In his speech, he also said China pledged to firmly promote reform of the global governance system with the United Nations at its core.

"The United Nations is a big stage for all countries to conduct consultation and cooperation with one other. It is also a big family where people of all countries are brought together," he said.

He noted that it is China's consistent position that the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations form the cornerstone of current international relations and provide safeguards for world peace and stability.

"China firmly upholds the role and authority of the United Nations, supports the United Nations in renewing and improving itself in keeping with a changing world," he said. "And China looks forward to a United Nations that plays a bigger role in international affairs."

China is ready to deepen cooperation with the United Nations and get more actively involved in UN activities in various fields, he said.

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