China firmly opposes hegemonism, power politics: envoy

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UNITED NATIONS, July 24 (Xinhua) — A Chinese envoy on Friday told the United Nations Security Council that China firmly opposes hegemonism and power politics.

“Looking at today’s world, we can see that some country’s irresponsible and crazy act of unilateralism and bullying practice is causing greater danger. Should this go unchecked, international rule of law, equity, justice, equality and mutual trust will no longer exist, and the world will descend into absolute chaos. We must stand together and fight back,” Zhang Jun, permanent representative of China to the United Nations, told the Council’s ministerial-level open debate on “climate and security” in open videoconference format.

“No matter how the world may evolve, China will always side with multilateralism and international justice, firmly uphold the international order based on international law, reject hegemonism and bullying practice, and oppose self-proclaimed supremacy and power politics,” said the ambassador.

“China will work closely with other members of the international community to build an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, security and prosperity for all,” Zhang noted.

Germany, which is the Council president this month, co-sponsored the meeting with nine other Council members – Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Niger, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, Britain, and Vietnam. Enditem

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