tv Chinese Foreign Minister Speaks at U.N. General Assembly CSPAN September 30, 2019 9:11pm-9:32pm EDT
years of the most bitter of wars of still relevant here today's threats are no less dangerous. only working together we will be able to address them. half a century ago, the prominent scientists and public figure, the nobel prize laureate, andra sector of wrote the following. "the division of mankind threatens it with destruction. if mankind is to step away from the brink it must overcome its divisions." it was unification which was considered the key task of the u.n. by its founding father. let us be werther of their legacy and memory. thank you for your attention. [applause] thank ther: i minister of foreign affairs of the russian federation for his statement. i would like to give the floor to the minister of foreign affairs of the people's republic
of china. [speaking mandarin] translator: mr. president, this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic of china. in 1945 the united nations was born. the people'ster, republic of china was founded and the chinese nation reemerged before the eyes of the world as a completely reborn nation. in the past 70 years, we chinese have changed our destinies through tireless efforts. 70 years ago, china put an end
modern history in which the country was torn apart and trampled upon. trueood up and became the masters of our country. ,ver the past seven decades china has turned itself from a countryackward and poor with a weak foundation into a country that is open and on the move on the basis of meeting the basic needs of its people, china has achieved initial prosperity. million chinese have shaken off poverty and hundreds of millions have joined the middle income group. such achievements are nothing but a miracle and the development of mankind. several decades china has finished what took developed countries several hundred years to complete. in doing so, china has blazed a to modernization for developing country and what china has achieved has enriched dreams for people around the world for a better life.
none of these achievements have fallen from the sky. they owe themselves to the hard work and courage of the chinese people. our adherence to the center fight, unified leadership of the communist party of china to the development path -- suited to the -- the state policy and to a people center development philosophy. years, china has integrated itself into the global community and made his contribution to the world. china has boosted world peace and prosperity through its development. today, china has become a leading engine of global development and an anchor or stability for world peace. china is the second largest found a contributor to both the united nations and u.n. peacekeeping operations. china has also dispatched the largest number of peacekeeping personnel among the permanent members of the u.n. security
council. for more than a decade china has been a prime engine powering global growth. china is now pursuing a new round of opening up with a higher standard which i am sure we will deliver new opportunities to the world. wewe enter a new era, chinese are more confident and capable. then ever before. to achieve the great -- of the chinese nation and we are in a better position than ever before to make greater contributions to humankind. guided by xi jinping's on socialism with chinese characteristics in the new era, china will continue to forge ahead. we haveback at the road traversed over the past 70 years, we are full of pride. looking ahead at the journey before us, we are full of confidence about our bright future. mr. president, china has trouble journey with tests and
challenges and has remained true to our original founders. the goal of china's diplomacy has never changed. the chinese people and the peoples of other countries have always treated each other with sincerity and rendered each other mutual support. china and other countries have become stakeholders, sharing a common feature, facing international uncertainties, china will maintain the continuity of its foreign-policy and will continue to pursue the major country diplomacy with distinct chinese features. china will continue to safeguard the world's and prosperity and for most development of mankind. china is guided by the principle of independence. china will continue to pursue an independent foreign-policy of peace. we will not subordinate and ourselves to others. the abuse oft power and will never yield to pressure. we will remained committed to the basic principles of sovereign equality and not interfere in other countries
internal affairs as enshrined in the charter. china will never pursue hegemony or expansion. china's cornerstone of foreign-policy. china believes in equality of all nations. in the 21st century, politics and the law of jungle outdated and obsolete. respect at to harmonious coexistence. china stands for equality among all countries, irrespective of their size. china respects the sovereignty of other countries and the social systems and development path independently chosen by the people of these countries. china stands ready to share its development experience with other countries and provide necessary assistance in time of need. yues, we have no intention to export our development model or two lecture others, nor do we attach any political straight to our system. equality andfor justice. we speak for justice and oppose bullying. engage others and
extensive consultation and joint contribution in pursuit of shared benefits that we call for the handling of international affairs based on the merits of each particular case and for the settlement of issues through consultation. as the largest of helping country, china will always stand firmly with other developing countries to safeguard the common interests and to rise to development of developing countries and increase the representation of developing countries in global governance so as to promote democracy and international relations. china pursues mutually beneficial cooperation. in this globalize world, countries all rise or fall together. a zero-sum mentality and beggar thy neighbor policy are a failure. china is committed to fostering an open world economy and -- it is committed to making globalization more open, inclusive, balanced, and beneficial to all.
we do not seek unilateral ownrity, nor do we put our interest above the interest of others. it is our aim to advance our development as part of the development of the global community. we week to expand shared interest with our door open and share opportunities with other countries through cooperation. mr. president, the world today is not a peaceful place. unilateralism and protectionism are posing major threats to the international order. at a time when the future of the world is at stake, china has never been and will never be an onlooker. as a founding member of the u.n. , we will work with other countries to build a new -- for international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind. we will be resolute in upholding the role of the u.n., the international system underpinned by the u.n., and the international order anchored a pon upon international law.
the headwinds of protectionism, we should not just stand idly by. walls will not resolve global challenges and blaming others for one's own problems does not work. the lessons of the great depression should not be forgotten. provocations of trade disputes upset global industrial and supply chains and serve to undermine the trading regime and global economic and trade orders. they maty even launch the world into recession. regarding economic and trade differences, china is committed to resolve them in a column, rational and comprehensive manner and is willing to demonstrate utmost patience and. good will should the other side act or sho respect for equal status
or rules in negotiations, we will have to make necessary responses to safeguard our legitimate rising interest and uphold international justice. let me make it very clear. 5000 is a country with a year civilization. four billion hard-working and courageous people and 9.6 million square kilometers. china will not ever be cowered by threats or subdued by pressure. facing rampant unilateralism -- we will not just sit idly by. the international order needs to go by laws and rules. those in violation can only plunge the world into chaos. advances should not be monopolized by any single country and no one should obstruct the efforts of the other countries to make innovations. it is not legitimate nor justifiable for any country
standing from a position of power to impose unilateral sanctions or exercise jurisdiction over other countries. and such practice has no basis in international law. -- itoen interestes is finds in support of the people. the imf treaty is important in upholding stability. unilateral withdrawal from that will cause a multilateral impact your china is opposed to the land-based intermediate range missiles in the asia-pacific and we urge the country with the largest nuclear arsenal to fully fulfill their special and primary responsibilities and nuclear disarmament. china will continue to take an controlart in the arms policies. ins the china has initiated domestic legal procedures to join the arms trade treaty. permanent members of the u.n. security council need to lead by example as major country showed special responsibilities for maintaining a stable international order.
we support the new round of efforts by the secretary-general to reform the u.n. system and make it more efficient and equitable. 8000 strongch, an peacekeeping force and permanent peacekeeping police squad. they have -- an operation and are ready for action. china stands ready to work with other parties to fulfill our responsibilities as a major country for upholding global peace and justice. mr. president, in a world fraught with challenges and risks, china will remain on the side of peace and justice. we will actively explore and to addressingach hotspot issues and play a constructive role in upholding international peace and security. china stands for common comprehensive, and sustainable security. at dispute should be
settled through dialogue and consultation and common threats should be addressed to international cooperation in the interest of sustaining global peace and security. iranian nuclear issue affects the world peace and security. all parties need to work together to uphold the jcpoa and ensure that this historic outcome is not derailed, given the growing tensions in the middle east and the gulf, china proposes the following. ian nuclear issue should be brought back to the jcpoa. the gulf countries should be urged to establish a platform for consultation and countries from outside the region to play a positive role in maintaining security in the region. the issue must be pushed to the top of the international agenda. what we lack is not a brand of design but the courage to deliver on the commitments and the cautious to uphold justice. more should be no regression from the two state
solution. which represent a bottom line of international justice for the palestinian people to establish any independent state, it's their in alienable right, something that should not be used as a bargaining chip. we hope to see united afghanistan were all political parties and ethnic groups together determine the future of the nation, a stable afghanistan terrorism and afghanistan that lives in harmony with its neighbors and becomes a force for maintaining peace instability in the region. we will continue to contribute our share to afghanistan's reconciliation and reconstruction. peninsula,he korean the opportunity for the settlement, political settlement, my let's not be missed again. over the past 20 years, it shows again, -- and the way forward is to promote parallel progress in denuclearization and the establishment of a peace
mechanism to accommodate the concerns of all sides and build trust through synchronized action. they have demonstrated a readiness to promote tyler. -- promote dialogue. for the security council to consider in light of new development on the peninsula the rollback terms of the dprk related resolutions in order to bolster the political settlement of the peninsula issue. bangladesh will see remediation efforts of china has reached a new understanding on accelerating the work -- for displaced persons. it has not come easily. waiting without action brings no solution. it will only further deteriorate the humanitarian situation. only real actions will create conditions for reaching a final issues. other parties involved should help move things forward rather than holding back the process. ir issue should be
properly addressed in accordance with the u.n. charter, security council resolutions, and bilateral agreement. wouldions that unilaterally change the status quo should be taken. as a neighbor of both india and pakistan, china hopes to see the dispute effectively managed and stability restored to the relationship between the two sides. mr. president, development is the master key to solving all problems. development should be at the center of the global macro policy framework. with continued focus on priority areas such as -- , infrastructure, education and public healthwe need to maintain global development, cooperation with -- cooperation is a main channel and supplemented by cooperation. we need to build an open world economy and help developing countries better integrate into the global industrial and value chains. the u.n. member states should
complementarity between the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. in an effort to perceive high quality development. china's belt and road initiative aims to achieve development that is open, green and clean as well as high standard, sustainable and people centered. the briri initiative highly compatible with the 2030 agenda has become a road to cooperation, health and prosperity. real benefits to people the world over, we hope that other countries will see the development opportunities created by the bri to add fresh impetus to the 2030 agenda. addressing climate change is a utting concern and c emissions calls for considerable global efforts. the u.n. libel action -- climate action summit has achieved positive outcomes.
china as a leader of the nature-based solution has played its role to make this possible. china believes in acting in good faith. we will deliver what we have signed up to. our obligations and work with real actions to contribute to the building of a clean and beautiful world. china places high importance on the life and health of its people and has always taken a zero tolerance approach narcotics. we are placed all fentanyl a move -- under control, that goes well beyond such scheduling by the u.n.. this demonstrates that china has participated in global narcotics control with a keen sense of responsibility. also the ebola outbreak in africa. as the alarm is sounded once again, china has already sent emergency aid supplies to the democratic republic of the congo and its neighboring countries affected by the epidemic. china has also sent public
health experts and mange close -- maintained close collaboration with the world health organization. china will donate another $18 million to the global fund to fight aids and malaria. mr. president, i want to conclude with a quote from president xi jinping. "we should not give up our dreams just because the reality around us is to public. 80 ,e should not stop -- is too located. we should not stop pursuing our ideals because they seem out of reach. let us work tirelessly to about the u.n. charter and work together to build a community with a shared future for mankind." thank you. [applause] language]ng foreign >> i thank his excellency. the minister for foreign affairs of china. foreigner in the week,
ministers from israel and saudi arabia address the general assembly. the israeli, minister leads off with remarks directed primarily to representatives from gulf states iran.threats posed by [voice of translator] >> i now introduce israel katz, foreign minister of israel. [applause] minister katz: excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, i, israel katz, stand