China’s mission is to ‘update’ current world order

The Chinese government does not want to change or overturn the current world order, however, it wants to update the current system. “Seventy years have passed. The international situation and landscape has changed dramatically. Naturally, the international order needs to be updated. China supports the reform of the international order and system,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a National People’s Congress event.

“Such reform is not about overturning the current system or starting all over again; rather, it is about seeking new ideas to improve it. The general direction is to promote democracy in international relations and the rule of law in global governance. In particular, it is very important to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, which are in the majority, so that we can make the world a more equal, harmonious and safe place,” the Chinese top foreign affairs official said.

Wang Yi compared the current world order and the United Nations into a big boat. “We don’t want to upset that boat. Rather, we want to work with the other passengers to ensure that this boat will sail forward steadily and in the right direction.”