China firmly supports the United Nations' central role in global affairs and opposes any country acting like the hegemon, bully or boss of the world, President Xi Jinping said on Monday. Xi made the remark in a video speech delivered at a high-level meeting in honor of the UN's 75th anniversary. "No country has the right to dominate global affairs, control the destiny of others or keep advantages in development all to itself," Xi said.
To promote cooperation among countries is a founding mission of the UN and an important purpose spelt out in the UN Charter. Cold War mentality, ideological lines or zero-sum game are no solution to a country's own problem, still less an answer to mankind's common challenges. What we need to do is to replace conflict with dialogue, coercion with consultation and zero-sum with win-win. We need to pursue the common interests of all as we each work to safeguard our own interests. We need to expand the converging interests of all and build a big global family of harmony and cooperation.
China was the first to sign on the UN Charter. It is a founding member of the UN and the only developing country that takes a permanent seat on the Security Council. China will continue to be a true follower of multilateralism. It will stay actively engaged in reforming and developing the global governance system. It will firmly uphold the UN-centered international system, firmly uphold the international order underpinned by international law, and firmly defend the UN's central role in international affairs.