Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 25th

Speech at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the People's Republic of China to Restore the Legal Seat of the United Nations

(October 25, 2021)

Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China

  Dear Secretary-General Guterres,

  Dear envoys to China and representatives of international organizations in China,

  ladies and gentlemen,

  Friends and comrades:

  Today, 50 years ago, the 26th UN General Assembly passed Resolution 2758 by an overwhelming majority, deciding to restore all rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations, and recognize that the government representative of the People’s Republic of China is the only legal representative of China in the United Nations.

This is a victory for the Chinese people, as well as a victory for the people of all countries in the world!

  Today, on this special day, we are gathered together to look back on history and look forward to the future. It is very meaningful.

  The restoration of New China's legal seat in the United Nations is a major event in the world as well as a major event in the United Nations.

This is the result of the joint efforts of all peace-loving and justice-loving countries in the world.

This marks that the Chinese people, who account for a quarter of the world’s population, have since re-entered the United Nations arena.

This is of great and far-reaching significance for China and the world.

  Here, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors and supporters of UN General Assembly Resolution 2758!

To all the countries and people that uphold justice, I would like to pay high tribute!

  Ladies and gentlemen, friends and comrades!

  The 50 years since New China regained its legal seat in the United Nations have been 50 years of China's peaceful development and the benefit of mankind.

  ——In the past 50 years, the Chinese people have always carried forward the spirit of continuous self-improvement, grasped the direction of China's progress in the ever-changing situation, and wrote the magnificent epic of China and the development of mankind.

On the basis of national construction and development since the founding of New China, the Chinese people have opened a new era in the history of reform and opening up, successfully created and developed socialism with Chinese characteristics, constantly liberated and developed social productive forces, continuously improved living standards, and realized the relative backwardness of productivity. This is a historic breakthrough in the world's second largest economy.

After hard work, the Chinese people have achieved the goal of building a well-off society in all respects on the land of China with their own hands, won the battle against poverty, solved the problem of absolute poverty historically, and embarked on a new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way. Here comes the bright prospect of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

  ——In the past 50 years, the Chinese people have always united and cooperated with the people of all countries in the world, safeguarding international fairness and justice, and making major contributions to world peace and development.

The Chinese people love peace and know the preciousness of peace and tranquility. They have always pursued an independent foreign policy of peace, uphold justice, uphold justice, and resolutely oppose hegemonism and power politics.

The Chinese people firmly support the just struggle of developing countries to safeguard their sovereignty, security, and development interests.

The Chinese people are committed to promoting common development, from the "Tanzania Railway" to the "One Belt One Road", to provide assistance to developing countries within their capacity, and continue to provide new opportunities for the world through China's development.

At the time when the new crown pneumonia epidemic is sweeping the world, China actively shares its prevention and control experience with the world, has sent a large number of anti-epidemic materials and vaccine drugs to various countries, has carried out in-depth scientific cooperation on virus traceability, and sincerely makes active efforts for mankind to completely overcome the epidemic.

  ——In the past 50 years, the Chinese people have always upheld the authority and status of the United Nations, practiced multilateralism, and China’s cooperation with the United Nations has deepened.

China faithfully fulfills its responsibilities and missions as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, upholds the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and upholds the core role of the UN in international affairs.

China actively advocates peaceful political settlement of disputes and has sent more than 50,000 people to participate in UN peacekeeping operations. It has become the second largest UN contributor and the second largest peacekeeping contributor.

China took the lead in realizing the UN Millennium Development Goals, taking the lead in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and contributing more than 70% of the world’s poverty reduction.

China has always followed the spirit of the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, persisted in integrating the universality of human rights with China’s reality, and has embarked on a path of human rights development that conforms to the trend of the times and has Chinese characteristics, and has made significant contributions to the progress of China’s human rights and the international human rights cause. contribute.

  Ladies and gentlemen, friends and comrades!

  The trend of the world is mighty, and if you follow it, you will prosper, and if you go against it, you will perish.

In the past 50 years, despite the ups and downs of the international situation, thanks to the joint efforts of people from all over the world, the world as a whole has remained stable. 100 million people are constantly moving towards modernization.

  At present, the world's major changes unseen in a century are accelerating, and the forces for peaceful development and progress continue to grow.

We should follow the general trend of history, insist on cooperation, no confrontation, openness, no closure, mutual benefit and win-win, no zero-sum game, resolutely oppose all forms of hegemonism and power politics, and resolutely oppose all forms of unilateralism And protectionism.

  ——We should vigorously promote the common values ​​of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom of all mankind, and jointly provide correct concepts and guidelines for building a better world.

Peace and development are our common cause, fairness and justice are our common ideals, and democracy and freedom are our common pursuit.

The world is rich and colorful. Diversity is the charm of human civilization and the source of vitality and power for the development of the world.

"It is not the beauty of a hundred families, and it cannot be a wonder for one person." Civilization has no distinction between superiority and inferiority. There are only differences in characteristics and regions. Only through communication can it be integrated and progress can be achieved through integration.

Whether a country’s path will work, the key depends on whether it is in line with its own national conditions, whether it conforms to the development trend of the times, whether it can bring about economic development, social progress, improvement of people’s livelihood, and social stability, whether it can be supported and supported by the people, and whether it can serve mankind. Contribute to the advancement of the cause.

  ——We should work together to promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, and jointly build a world of lasting peace, universal security, common prosperity, openness, tolerance, cleanliness and beauty.

Human beings are a whole, and the earth is a home.

No one, no country can be alone.

Mankind should work together and live in harmony, and move forward in the direction of building a community with a shared future for mankind, and jointly create a better future.

Promoting the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind is not to substitute one system for another system, not to substitute one civilization for another civilization, but for countries with different social systems, different ideologies, different historical cultures, and different levels of development in international affairs. The symbiosis of interests, rights and responsibilities in China form the greatest common divisor for building a better world.

  ——We should adhere to mutual benefit and win-win results, and jointly promote economic and social development to better benefit the people.

The ancient Chinese said: “The foundation of governance lies in the peace of the people; the foundation of peace lies in adequate use.” Promoting development and living and working in peace is the common aspiration of people of all countries.

Development for the sake of the people makes development meaningful; development only depends on the people, and development has momentum.

Countries in the world should insist on putting people at the center and strive to achieve higher quality, more efficient, fairer, more sustainable and safer development.

It is necessary to solve the problem of unbalanced and insufficient development, and improve the balance, coordination, and tolerance of development.

It is necessary to enhance the people's development ability, form a development environment in which everyone participates and everyone enjoys, and create a development situation that benefits more and more equitably to everyone in every country.

Not long ago, I proposed the Global Development Initiative at the 76th United Nations General Assembly. I hope that all countries will work together to overcome the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic on global development, accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and build a global development community.

  ——We should strengthen cooperation to jointly deal with various challenges and global problems facing mankind.

Regional disputes and global issues such as terrorism, climate change, network security, and biosecurity are facing the international community. Only by forming more inclusive global governance, more effective multilateral mechanisms, and more active regional cooperation can we effectively deal with them.

Climate change is a wake-up call from nature to mankind.

Countries in the world should take practical actions to maintain safe boundaries for nature, encourage green recovery, green production, and green consumption, promote the formation of a civilized and healthy lifestyle, form a pattern of harmonious coexistence between man and nature, and make a good ecological environment an inexhaustible source of sustainable development .

  -We should resolutely safeguard the authority and status of the United Nations and jointly practice true multilateralism.

To promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, a strong United Nations is needed, and a global governance system needs to be reformed and built.

Countries in the world should maintain the international system with the United Nations as the core, the international order based on international law, and the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.

International rules can only be formulated by the 193 member states of the United Nations, and cannot be decided by individual countries or groups of countries.

International rules should be observed by the 193 member states of the United Nations, and there should be no exceptions.

To the United Nations, all countries in the world should uphold an attitude of respect, cherish and protect this big family, and must not use it if they agree, or abandon it if they do not agree, so that the United Nations can play a more active role in the noble cause of promoting peace and development of mankind. .

China is willing to work with other countries to uphold the concept of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, explore cooperation ideas, innovate cooperation models, and continuously enrich the practice of multilateralism in the new situation.

  Ladies and gentlemen, friends and comrades!

  Recall the past and touch the present, learn from the past and know the coming.

Standing at a new historical starting point, China will adhere to the path of peaceful development and always be a builder of world peace; adhere to the path of reform and opening up and always be a contributor to global development; adhere to the path of multilateralism and always be an international order Maintainer.

  "The green hills are together with the clouds and the rain, and the bright moon has never been two towns." Let us join hands, stand on the right side of history, stand on the side of human progress, and make unremitting efforts to realize the sustainable and peaceful development of the world and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. struggle!

  thank you all.