HANZENG, Vice President of China, called on the international community to “follow the direction of a multipolar world” and “make global governance more just and equitable”. He stressed that there is only one China in the world, represented by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, as the sole legal government for all of China. “Taiwan has been an integral part of Chinese territory since ancient times,” he stressed. No one or any force should ever underestimate the firm determination, strong will and power of the Chinese people to safeguard their sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Achieving the complete reunification of China is a common aspiration,” and his government “will continue to work for peaceful reunification with the greatest sincerity and effort.” More broadly, “China firmly supports the international system centered on the UN,” he reiterated, and opposes hegemony, power politics, unilateralism and war mentality. cold. He stressed that China “will never practice hegemony or expand” and that “independence is the defining characteristic of Chinese diplomacy.”
Calling for maintaining security in traditional and non-traditional areas, he insisted that nuclear war should not be waged and nuclear weapons should not be used. He noted that China was the only permanent member of the Security Council to have committed not to first resort to nuclear weapons, and he recognized the “great importance” of conventional arms control and the upcoming ratification by China of the United Nations Firearms Protocol. Regarding Ukraine, he said cessation of hostilities and resumption of peace talks was the only way to resolve the crisis, with China ready to continue to play a constructive role in achieving peace. In the Middle East, he stressed that China will continue to support the Palestinian just cause of restoring legal national rights, which is the core of the Middle East issue. The fundamental solution lies in a two-state solution. In Latin America, “China firmly supports the Cuban people in their just struggle” to defend their sovereignty and oppose external interference and blockade.
He reiterated that development should be at the center of the international agenda, with “win-win outcomes” that should benefit every country and every individual more equitably. Marking the tenth anniversary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, he cited more than 3,000 cooperation projects and 16,000 freight services on the China-Europe express railway last year as examples of the vitality of the initiative. Furthermore, China will remain a developing country and a “natural member of the Global South”, determined to defend its legitimate rights and interests. On human rights, he reiterated China’s opposition to politicization and double standards, particularly the use of human rights and democracy as a political tool to gain control. ingest into other countries. He reaffirmed that the diversity of civilizations is an invaluable asset for human development and that different countries must prosper together by respecting each other and seeking common ground while putting aside their differences.
On climate change, he reiterated the need to fully implement the Paris Agreement, stop building new coal-fired power projects abroad, and vigorously support developing countries to build more green energy projects. He called on developed countries to do more to reduce emissions and provide developing countries with financial, technological and capacity-building support. China will continue to prioritize ecological conservation and promote green and low-carbon development. Through China’s modernization and rejuvenation, the country seeks to achieve harmony between humanity and nature while promoting ethical material progress.