Chinese diplomat Wu Hongbo swears in as UN under-secretary-general

Wu Hongbo (R), the newly appointed UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, shakes hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the inauguration ceremony held at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, Aug. 6, 2012.

Wu Hongbo (R), the newly appointed UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, shakes hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the inauguration ceremony held at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, Aug. 6, 2012.

Wu Hongbo (R), a senior Chinese diplomat, who was appointed as UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, signs his name after taking an oath as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon looks on during the inauguration ceremony held at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, Aug. 6, 2012.

Xinhua