Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi used his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday to lay down five principles to deal with what he called the “incessant conflicts” plaguing the world. Wang also addressed the threats posed by terrorism, Ebola, climate change and poverty. CCTV America’s Nathan King reports from the United Nations.
China’s foreign minister wasted little time laying out an approach to combating terrorism, its causes as well as the consequences.
Chinese FM: Violence cannot be met with violenceChinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi used his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday to lay down five principles to deal with what he called the "incessant conflicts" plaguing the world. Wang also addressed the threats posed by terrorism, Ebola, climate change and poverty. CCTV America's Nathan King reports from the United Nations.
“China believes that in conducting international counter-terrorism cooperation, we should take a multi-pronged approach and address both the symptoms and root causes of terrorism and that the United Nations and the Security Council should fully play their leading role. There should be no double standard when it comes to fighting terrorism, still less should terrorism be identified with any particular ethnic group or religion.” – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Foreign Minister Wang also outlined five principles for dealing with what he called incessant conflicts around the world:
- Seek political solutions
- Accommodate the interests of all parties
- Promote national reconciliation
- Uphold multilateralism
- Support regional organizations to solve issues.
He also urged the U.N. to do more to tackle the Ebola epidemic raging in west Africa and said China will continue to be a brother and a partner to the African people.
The foreign minister was also optimistic about prospects for a global deal on reducing carbon emissions next year.
For more on the Foreign Minister’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, CCTV America was joined by Su Shiao-hui. She’s a Deputy Director at the China Institute of International Studies.