UN's proposed substantial increase in China's membership fee

China News Service, United Nations, October 8. Ambassador Wang Min, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, stated at the United Nations on the 8th that he opposes any practice of treating China differently from other developing countries in terms of the United Nations regular budget scale and will not accept calculations that exceed China's capacity to pay. method. "China will pay the fees that should be paid in time and in full, not a cent less."

, Greibel, Chairman of the United Nations Committee on Contributions, and Bashiotas, Controller, made an introduction to the regular budget and the United Nations peacekeeping assessment scale, and made recommendations on the regular budget and peacekeeping assessment scale from 2016 to 2018.

Wang Min said in his speech that according to the current calculation method based on capacity to pay, China's 2016-2018 regular budget and peacekeeping budget scale will be greatly increased. China's economic aggregate is large, but the per capita level is low, and it is an out-and-out developing country. This is China's national conditions and an important basis for assessing China's ability to pay. We hope that everyone will look at China's ability to pay objectively, oppose any practice of treating China differently from other developing countries in terms of regular budget scale, and will not accept calculation methods that exceed China's ability to pay.

Wang Min said that as long as the calculation method is fair, just and reasonable, as a responsible developing country, China is willing to assume its due financial obligations and continue to assume its special responsibility as a permanent member of the Security Council in terms of peacekeeping assessments. China will pay the fees that should be paid in time and in full, not a cent less.

Wang Min said that in measuring the ability to pay, we must fully consider the differences in the level of economic development of various countries. We must not only see the good economic development momentum of some developing countries, exaggerate their actual ability to pay, and ignore the huge difference between their per capita income and developed countries. In reflecting the principle of capacity to pay, we should continue to adhere to the two elements of "low per capita income relief" and debt adjustment, and give necessary care to developing countries in special situations such as "situations beyond their control" in paying their contributions.

Wang Min said that discussions on the UN budget should be held in the spirit of mutual understanding and consensus. The discussion process should be open, inclusive, democratic and transparent, fully accommodate the concerns of all parties, avoid politicization of budget issues and avoid discriminatory practices against any party. Member States should respect each other, consult patiently, meet each other halfway, and jointly seek solutions acceptable to all parties. (END)

Sina Editor's Note:

previously reported by foreign media, Japan's contribution to the United Nations from 2016 to 2018 is expected to be less than 10%. Figures calculated by the United Nations based on gross national income (GNI) and other data show that Japan's share is 9.68 per cent. Ranked 2nd after the United States. On the other hand, China's share rose from 6th to 3rd.

the United Nations settlement fee is determined according to the GDP of each country and its status in the world. Russia is about 3%, because Russia's GDP accounts for a small proportion of the world.