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President Xi Jinping’s Addresses Celebration of 50th Anniversary of China’s Return to United Nations

Oct. 25, 2021 (EIRNS)—At a celebration in Beijing today to commemorate the 1971 anniversary of the People’s Republic of China resuming its seat in the United Nations, President Xi Jinping reviewed the last 50 years’ progress of development in China and the world, and stated the necessary principles which, if followed, will foster peace, and keep nations out of war.

Xi stated:

“Fifty years ago today, the 26th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted, with an overwhelming majority, Resolution 2758, and the decision was made to restore all rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations and to recognize the representatives of the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations. It was a victory for the Chinese people and a victory for people of the world.

“Today, on this special date, we are here to review the past history and look to the future, and that makes our gathering all the more significant....

“On this occasion, I wish to express, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, heartfelt gratitude to all countries that co-sponsored and supported UN General Assembly Resolution 2758, and to pay high tribute to all countries and people that stand on the side of justice.

“The past five decades since New China restored its lawful seat in the United Nations have witnessed China’s peaceful development and its commitment and dedication to the welfare of all humanity.”

Xi’s speech, affirming China’s commitment and emphasis on the well-being of all humanity—in contrast to geopolitical blocs and actions taken outside of international law—comes just days after the U.S. State Department’s extreme provocation against China. State Department representatives met virtually on Oct. 22 with Taiwan government representatives to discuss “Taiwan’s ability to participate meaningfully at the UN,” which would violate UN Resolution 2758, and the One China principle.

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