Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday.
He warned that tariffs and trade disputes could plunge the world into a recession. He also said Beijing was committed to resolving these issues in a quote “calm, rational and cooperative manner.”
And that China wants to be part of a global economy.
Wang Yi’s speech was quite different from the one given by U.S. President Trump who rejected globalism and expressed support for nationalism and patriotism.
To discuss all of this:
- Qinduo Xu is a senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution.
- Robert Hormats is former U.S. Under Secretary of State and Vice Chairman at Kissinger Associates.
- Saruhan Hatipoglu is a global economics analyst for CGTN.
- Wang Guan is chief correspondent for CCTV America Mandarin Service.
In his speech before the UN, Wang Yi addressed the urgency of climate action, the importance of respecting global cooperation, and how unilateralism and protectionism “are posing major threats to the international order.”
“The international order needs to go by laws and rules, and acts in violation of international norms can only plunge the world into chaos,” said Wang Yi, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, at the #UN General Assembly. pic.twitter.com/XIksEQAGIu
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) September 27, 2019
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) September 23, 2019