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Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks on the So-called "Rules-based International System" Advocated at the G7 Summit

Question: According to media reports, issues covered by the G7 Summit being held in the UK include pandemic response, economy, trade and global supply chain. The United States is seizing this opportunity in the hope of bonding with other Western countries and safeguarding so-called “rules-based international system”. What is the comment of the Chinese Embassy in the UK?

Embassy Spokesperson: We always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals, and that world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries. The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone.

There is only one system and one order in the world, that is, the international system with the United Nations at the core and the international order based on international law, not the so-called system and order advocated by a handful of countries.

There is only one set of rules for the world, that is, the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, not the so-called rules formulated by a small number of countries.

There is only one kind of multilateralism, that is, the genuine multilateralism based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and international law, and featuring equal treatment, cooperation and mutual benefits, not pseudo-multilateralism serving the interests of a small clique or political bloc.

It is our hope that the relevant countries will take concrete steps to uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, take the initiative to safeguard the core role of the UN, and make real efforts for an early victory over the virus, to respond effectively to climate change and to work for a robust global economic recovery.

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