Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    29 / 20 ℃  City Forecast

English>>Foreign Affairs

Mandate of UN Security Council resolution cannot be willfully interpreted: China

(Xinhua)

08:13, September 20, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The mandate of the UN Security Council's resolutions cannot be willfully interpreted, said Li Baodong, China's permanent representative to the UN on Wednesday after he abstained from a vote on a draft resolution on the protection of children in armed conflicts.

The Council adopted the resolution with 11 votes in favor. China, Russia, Pakistan and Azerbaijan abstained.

Li said in his explanatory speech after the vote that children and armed conflicts is an important item for the Security Council.

However, this draft resolution failed to accommodate the reasonable concerns of the Council members, and at the same time, it was hastily put into vote without adequate consultations, he said.

"China finds it difficult to support this draft resolution which leads to serious differences among the members of the Council," he said.

The resolution "strongly condemns" all violations of applicable international law involving the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict as well as killing, abduction, attacks on schools and hospitals. In accordance with the UN Charter and the relevant resolutions of the Council, the Security Council should focus on the protection of children in the situation of armed conflicts, Li said.

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:姚春、张茜)

Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Air force conducts island penetration and assault training

  2. Unforgettable moments you can't miss (II)

  3. Foreign investors' full confidence in China

  4. Chinese actress Yang Mi covers Darizi magazine

  5. Guninness World Records 2013

  6. Snapshots of film "Dangerous Liaisons"

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. U.S. trade dispute with China a mistake
  2. Landings fan protest flames
  3. Politics should not victimize China-US trade
  4. Shifting sands in Middle East
  5. U.S. has responsibility for Asia-Pacific stability
  6. Chinese people do not fear deliberate provocation
  7. US case against China subsidies politically driven
  8. Editorial: How we all gain in the power of two
  9. Anti-Islam movie threatens Arab ties with US
  10. Wisdom needed in the expression of patriotism

What's happening in China

A day of history and determination

  1. Plans to curb sandstorms in Beijing, Tianjin
  2. Overloaded trucks at fault for bridge collapse
  3. China steps up investment in flood control
  4. Social entrepreneurship increases in popularity
  5. Japan expats exercise caution in capital

China Features

  1. Commercializing Kung Fu
  2. Chinese Kung Fu: myth or deceitful trick?
  3. Who is super model of Guangxi?
  4. Imitation unhelpful for holding sporting events
  5. Who can find a culture to define Chinese liquor?

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture