China is calling for the establishment of a
new world order that will ensure a long-term stable and
peaceful international environment, Foreign Ministry
Spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said in Beijing on June 10, 1999.
The more than 200 countries in the world and
more than six billion people should not and cannot be put
under the control of one country or group, she said,
emphasizing that multi-polarization has become an
irreversible historical trend after the end of the Cold War.
A country's affairs should be handled by its
own people and international issues should be resolved
through negotiations, she said, adding that the United
Nations, the organization that has the largest number of
member nations and that is most representative, should play
a dominant role in international affairs and that this is
common sense in the international community.
The common wish is for the establishment of a
just and reasonable new political and economic order in the
world, she said, one that must first help create a long-term
peaceful environment for the development of all countries in
It must also represent the common
interests of all people and embody the development and
progress needs of the time, she said.
basis of the new world order, she said, should be the five
principles of peaceful coexistence and other international
The five principles refer to mutual
respect for each nation's sovereignty and territorial
integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each
other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefits, and