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Chinese FM Spokesperson:China Will Hold a Series of Activities
to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of Its Legitimate Rights at the UN

2021-05-01

At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China on 30 April, spokesperson Wang Wenbin answered a question on China’s plan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the restoration of its legitimate rights at the UN.

Journalist: It's reported that China has officially launched a series of activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of China's legitimate rights at the UN. Could you give us more details?

Wang Wenbin: In 1971, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 2758, restoring the legitimate seat of the People's Republic of China at the United Nations. This is an event of great historical significance and marks that the United Nations has truly become the most universal and representative international organization. Over the past 50 years, China has been a promoter of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order, making positive contributions to the noble cause of the United Nations.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the restoration of China's legitimate rights at the UN, China will hold a series of activities in the fields of UN peacekeeping operations, economic development, social and cultural development, poverty alleviation and ecological environment. As you can see, China launched the Group of Friends on the Safety and Security of United Nations Peacekeepers on April 27 and took the chair. Yesterday, the peacekeeping affairs center of the Chinese defense ministry and the UN Department of Peace Operations jointly held an online meeting for sharing peacekeeping experience. For other commemorative activities, we will release relevant information in time.

Standing at the new historical starting point, China will continue to uphold the UN-centered international system, the international order based on international law, the authority and status of the UN and the core role of the UN in international affairs. We will continue to deepen cooperation with the UN system and other countries in the world, practice multilateralism in real sense, and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

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