1971-2021：New China's 50 Years of Restoring the Legal Seat of the United Nations to the World
2021-11-04 21:31:22 来源：Daguan Keweiwei
On October 25, 1971, the 26th United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 2758 by an overwhelming majority, deciding to restore all legal rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations. The conference hall of the UN General Assembly instantly boiled with applause and cheers which echoed for a long time...
Iftikhar Ali, as permanent correspondent of Pakistan's Yonhap News Agency, witnessed this historical moment. He said "In my half-century career as a UN journalist, I have never seen anything that can trigger such a huge wave of cheers. This incident has had a profound impact on the world."
New China's restoration of its legal seat in the United Nations means that the Chinese people, who account for a quarter of the world’s population, have a real representative in the United Nations. "After the People's Republic of China resumed its legal seat in the United Nations, in terms of size and composition, the United Nations has only become a world organization," said Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
New China's restoration of its legal seat in the United Nations also opened a new chapter in China's diplomatic history. Since then, the United Nations has become an important platform for positive interaction, dialogue and cooperation between China and the rest of the world, and an important stage for China to carry out all-round multilateral diplomacy.
China is the second largest UN peacekeeping contributory country and the country with the largest number of peacekeepers among the permanent members of the UN Security Council. Since 1990, the Chinese military has participated in 25 UN peacekeeping operations and dispatched more than 40,000 peacekeepers. "For 50 years, as a permanent member of the Security Council, China has participated constructively in the resolution of international and regional hotspot issues and played an important role in promoting world peace and development." said Nebenjah, Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations.
The United Nations is an important witness of China's role and contribution on the world stage. Over the past 50 years, China has always upheld and practiced true multilateralism, has always abided by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and has always upheld the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order based on international law, and has won widespread praise worldwide.
"China is a great country and has made extraordinary achievements. As a permanent member of the Security Council, China is an important force in defending multilateralism and has made great contributions to the development of the United Nations and the progress of the international community." Said Shahid, President of the 76th UN General Assembly.
UN Secretary-General Guterres said, "China is vital to the international multilateral system. The United Nations looks forward to carry out closer cooperation with China in terms of world peace and security, biodiversity protection, climate change as well as to help developing countries achieve sustainable development. Push the relationship between the United Nations and China to new heights."