Consultations on the affairs of the international community should be conducted with the participation of all countries; the last word should not be only for a group of selected states, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a briefing on Monday, commenting on an article by US President Joe Biden.
Earlier, Biden, in an article for The Washington Post, said that China should not participate in the development of rules for global trade and technology. Biden also wrote that the world’s major democracies will offer a high-standard alternative to China to upgrade the physical and digital infrastructure, as well as the health infrastructure.
“China has always held the view that peaceful development and mutually beneficial cooperation are modern trends and the common aspiration of all countries, each member of the international community should respect the principles and purposes of the UN Charter, support the international system with the UN’s dominant role, and promote the democratization of international relations,” the diplomat said.
He stressed that “all countries should participate in consultations on the affairs of the international community, and the final word should not be left to just a few states.”
According to him, the international community should firmly adhere to openness and inclusiveness, as well as insist on holding equal consultations.
“The drawing of ideological borders, the implementation of bloc policies aimed at specific countries, or the practice of selective pseudo-multilateralism is all actions that run counter to modern trends, they are unpopular and will not succeed,” Wang Wenbin said. The diplomat expressed hope that “the United States will treat China objectively and rationally, stop exaggerating and inflating the Chinese threat, and make more efforts that are favorable for promoting mutual trust and cooperation between China and the United States, as well as for global peace, stability, and prosperity.”