Xi stresses following purposes, principles of UN Charter in dealing with int'l affairs

(Xinhua) 16:52, September 17, 2021

A woman walks past the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United States, Sept. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday stressed the need to follow the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and pursue shared benefits through extensive consultation and joint contribution in dealing with international affairs.

Xi made the remarks while addressing the 21st meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via video link.

Citing a Chinese saying that "Power may win for the time being, but justice will prevail for the long run," Xi said acting from a so-called "position of strength" is not the way to handle international affairs, and hegemonic, domineering and bullying acts should be firmly rejected.

He called for observing the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits in dealing with international relations.

President Xi also emphasized the need to practice true multilateralism and oppose actions that use the name of so-called rules to undermine the international order and cause confrontation and division.

"We need to boost mutually beneficial cooperation, remove trade, investment and technology barriers, and promote inclusive development that delivers benefits to all," Xi said.

(Web editor: Xia Peiyao, Liang Jun)


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