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Wang Yi: Developing Countries "Carried" China into the UN; China Has Acted in the Same Spirit by Speaking Up for the Developing World

On June 25, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the Lanting Forum on China and the UN: Cooperation in 50 Years and Beyond and delivered a keynote speech.

Wang Yi said, on October 25, 1971, the UN General Assembly at its 26th Session adopted Resolution 2758 with an overwhelming majority. It decides to restore all its rights to the People's Republic of China and to recognize the representatives of its Government as the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations. It was a victory for New China's diplomacy, a victory for justice and fairness in the world, and a victory for the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. With this historic event, the Chinese people, accounting for one-fourth of the world population, were able to stand proud in the family of nations. With this historic event, the UN truly became the most representative and authoritative international organization. The force for world peace and development was stronger than ever before.

Wang Yi said, Chairman Mao Zedong once said, it was our fellow developing countries that "carried" the People's Republic of China into the United Nations. The word "carry" aptly captures the profound friendship between China and other developing countries. This is something that we in China will never forget. In the five decades since, China has acted in the same spirit by firmly upholding the legitimate rights and interests of fellow developing countries and speaking up for the developing world. Past, present and in the future, China always stands together with developing countries. China's vote in the United Nations is always for the well-being of developing countries and for justice in the world. Keeping to the spirit of "carry", we will continue to strive for the collective rise of developing countries and make it a defining trend of the 21st century.

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