China Opposes 4 Countries in UN Security Council Enlargement
Anadolu News Agency | May 17, 2005
The Chinese administration has opposed the preparation of a draft by Germany, Brazil, India, and Japan that ask for their status of resident membership to the United Nations (UN) Security Council.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Kong Chuen voiced in a weekly press conference that the draft will weaken the reform process in the organization and the initiative would increase the contradictions.
The decision draft targets an increase in the number of members of the Security Council from 15 to 25, 10 of whom are temporary and five that are permanent representatives. It also foresees six new permanent and four temporary members, two of whom are from the African continent.