Xi stresses on peaceful coexistence at the UN

Beijing, Oct 25 (EFE) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday stressed on “peaceful coexistence” and that no power should “dictate international order,” in a veiled warning at the United States during a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) recognition at the United Nations.

“International rules can only be made by the 193 UN member states together, and not decided by individual countries or blocs of countries,” Xi said, according to state-owned Xinhua agency.

He added that what the world needed more regional cooperation and more effective multilateral mechanisms to address existing challenges, including terrorism, climate change, and cybersecurity.

He added that China would remain committed to peace and respect the authority and sanctity of the UN.

He also called for the peaceful coexistence of different political systems, referring to disputes with the US, with which China seeks a relationship that it claims is “neither competition nor confrontation.”

On Oct.25, 1971, the UN adopted Resolution 2758 – with 76 votes in favor, 35 against and 17 abstentions, plus 3 absences – to recognize the People’s Republic of China as the country’s sole legitimate representative at the world forum.

In this way, the PRC replaced the Kuomintang nationalists, who had moved to the island of Taiwan in 1949 after losing the civil war against the Communists.

China on its part has stressed on “reunification” with Taiwan and has not ruled out using force to achieve its aim.

Meanwhile, Taiwan has remained outside the UN and other global organizations against pressure tactics from China, with a few exceptions such as at the World Health Organization as an observer. EFE


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