Profile and Perspective – China in UNCTAD

By TeleSUR at 1:44 PM 5/31/2020 (PDT)

As debate began rolling for UNCTAD, I got the chance to pull the delegate from China to the side for a conversation. They were considerably more vocal than all of the other member nations in the committee, so, a private chat with them seemed like the best way to figure out the ins-and-outs of the committee. To get the inside scoop on their role in the committee, I wasted no time getting the conversation started. UNCTAD was running out of time, and it showed in how rushed China seemed.

China played a huge role in forming the resolution—the delegate had revealed to me. China recognized how much they influenced post-war economies, albeit their methods in how they recorded their influence are a bit muddy. This is similar to Russia, but Russia was not nearly as vocal as China was, who was as vocal as a nation with a strong central planning system should be. China is devoted to resolving post-war economy repair, since China has essentially stuck their nose into any nation’s economy that they have had the chance to, the Delegate admitted. And through all of the diverse perspectives in the committee, it’s clear that wanting to appease China was something that all of the delegates had in common. No matter if the nation was developed or underdeveloped, China noted, “if both sides are making concessions it should be applicable” (Delegate from China).

Our interview was cut short by China’s urgent jump to resolution work with the committee, but I can safely say that China will be ready to handle whatever challenges and complications come their way.

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