China urges international community to respect Afghanistan’s political independence

A senior Chinese diplomat to the UN on Wednesday urged the international community to respect the sovereignty and political independence of Afghanistan when the country holds a planned presidential election in 2014. Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, made the call while addressing an open meeting of the Security Council on the […]

China eyes WTO panel to settle disputes

China eyes WTO panel to settle disputes

China hopes the World Trade Organization’s panel will lead to the proper settlement of its trade disputes with the United States about the latter’s countervailing probes into China’s exports, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday. The panel was appointed on Monday by the WTO, after the United States failed to resolve China’s concerns in […]

UNDP eyes China as North/South bridge

China’s development experience will help it facilitate global cooperation between the North and the South to tap opportunities and overcome shared challenges, an official with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said. Rebeca Grynspan, associate administrator of the UNDP, said she considers China “an important partner for bridging between developed and developing countries.” She made […]

UNESCO experts inspect Jinfo Mountains, Chongqing

The International Karst Inspection Team with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) visited and inspected Chongqing Jinfo Mountains Scenic Area days ago. The 28 scientists from 12 countries including the United States, Great Britain and Romania also carried out academic research and discussion on the geological evolution, biological diversity and karst landform […]

China backs developing countries to combat climate change

China has devoted substantial resources to helping developing countries deal with the severe challenges posed by climate change, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday. The country has earmarked 200 million U.S. dollars for this cause over a period of three years, Xie Zhenhua, head of China’s delegation to the ongoing UN climate talks in […]

China calls for promotion of women’s role in peace process

China on Friday called on the UN Security Council and the international community to promote the role of women in all stages of peace process. Addressing a Security Council open debate on women, peace and security, Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, said women are vulnerable in conflict and post-conflict situations, but […]

China to continue assistance as UN child rights convention signatory

China will continue to fulfill its obligations as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and provide necessary assistance to underdeveloped nations, State Councilor Liu Yandong said Tuesday. China will deepen its cooperation with the UN Children’s Fund and join the global community in working to ensure that all […]

China reiterates dialogue, cooperation to solve Iranian nuclear issue

China once again urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany to enhance dialogue and cooperation with Iran to resolve the country’s nuclear issue. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying was responding to a question about the UN nuclear watchdog’s latest report, which said Iran is […]

World Bank warns of climate change disaster

World Bank warns of climate change disaster

The world is barreling down a path to heat up by four degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, the World Bank said Sunday in a report. Among the consequences are a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and […]