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China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

2024-06-14 13:32 Last Updated At:16:57

China opposes the adoption of unilateral coercive measures by a few countries, including the United States, against others, as such actions violate international law and represent hegemonic and power-driven politics, China's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Geng Shuang said on Thursday.

Speaking at a UN General Assembly meeting on the elimination of unilateral extraterritorial coercive measures as a means of political and economic compulsion, Geng said that China opposes the implementation of unilateral coercive measures, which contravene the U.N. Charter and other international laws, impede the realization of sustainable development goals, violate the human rights in other countries, and aggravate humanitarian crises in relevant countries.

The arbitrary imposition of unilateral sanctions by a few countries including the United States against other countries without authorization by the Security Council, in accordance with their own preferences and needs, is essentially placing their own laws above international law and the laws of other countries, and constitutes a violation of the principle of sovereign equality, interference in the internal affairs of other countries and contempt for the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, Geng said.

"A few countries, including the U.S., abuse their power by using unilateral sanctions as weapons and tools. This approach reflects their underlying logic of the "law of the jungle", where stronger nations exploit weaker ones. Their main goal is to maintain dominance and hegemony, as well as an unjust and irrational global order. This behavior is evident in their actions of bullying smaller and less powerful countries, using their economic strength to oppress the less affluent," Geng said.

Moreover, these unilateral and frequent sanctions severely disrupt normal economic and trade exchanges for affected nations, threatening stability of global supply chains and endangering food, energy, and financial security, significantly impacting the global economic order, he added.

Geng emphasized China's call for an immediate end to unilateral sanctions. Additionally, he urged the international community to join forces against such illegal actions by some countries and to aid sanctioned nations in easing their difficulties.

China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

China voices opposition to unilateral coercive measures at UN General Assembly

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Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

2024-07-22 22:24 Last Updated At:22:57

Chinese Premier Li Qiang has called for efforts to push forward high-standard opening-up and actively explore and innovate to motivate more momentum and vitality, so as to advance high-quality development in further deepening reform comprehensively.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a research trip to north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday.

Li first visited the core area of the Tiankai Higher Education Innovation Park, where he learned about the park's construction and operation, and had talks with researchers and heads of sci-tech financial institutions as well as start-ups.

Saying that the key to fostering new growth drivers and developing new quality productivity lies in reform and innovation, Li underlined staying focused on integrated development of sci-tech innovation and industrial innovation, therefore building a more efficient and attractive sci-tech innovation platform.

He called for more support for small and medium-sized sci-tech firms and incentives for sci-tech personnel in terms of policies and funding, so as to promote the application of scientific and technological advances, and accelerate the development of new quality productivity.

The park, inaugurated in May, was established through the collaboration of Tianjin-based top-notched universities including Tianjin University and Nankai University.

Li then visited the branch of the world-leading elevator manufacturer Otis and CDHorizon, a world's top integrated equipment operation service provider, in the Binhai New Area.

Li urged efforts to make good use of policies for supporting the large renewal of equipment and to support enterprises in promoting the new application of artificial intelligence, so that more enterprises and products with core competitiveness can compete to emerge.

The premier also highlighted innovative use of financial leasing and other financial instruments, thus better serving the real economy.

Li called on the Binhai New Area to take the lead in better stimulating impetus and vitality in deepening reform, underlining the reform in institutions and mechanisms of the pilot free trade zone, financial innovation and development, and high-level opening up to the outside world.

Li also emphasized the need to accelerate the integrated development of ports, industries and cities by leveraging strengths and characteristics, in order to integrate resources and enhance their role in promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Fully acknowledging Tianjin's achievements in socio-economic development, Li expressed his hope that the municipality will forge ahead and constantly scale new heights in promoting high-quality development.

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

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