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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

China opposes increased UN contributions


China's regular and peacekeeping budget share would increase from 5.15% for the period 2013/2015 up to 7.92% under new UN proposals.

CHINA OPPOSES INCREASED UN CONTRIBUTIONS
China has expressed opposition to proposed increases in the country's contributions to the United Nations, with the country's Deputy Permanent Representative to the intergovernmental organisation claiming they are unaffordable for the country, reports China News Service.

Wang Min said the committee must assess China as a developing country with low income, an important indicator to evaluate member states’ contributions, despite the country’s large economic aggregate and strong momentum of economic development.

Under the UN Committee on Contributions' proposal, China’s regular and peacekeeping budget share would increase from 5.15% for the period 2013/2015 up to 7.92% for the following three year cycle.


The domestic reaction to China's recent United Nations foreign aid pledges have been mixed despite positive coverage elsewhere, reports the Brookings Institute, a Washington-based think tank, in a recent blog. Many netizens questioned why a developing country would choose to provide such large aid packages.

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