By CNN at 9:21 AM 5/31/2020 (PDT)
During the meeting of the UNCATD today, I had the opportunity to interview China about assisting the economies of developing countries or ones afflicted by post-war problems. Most delegates strongly voiced their support of NGOs used to educate, assist, and fund the developing countries but the Chinese government had a unique opinion on the best solution for this set of issues.
China expressed their support of NGOs in developing countries, but not their own. China believes that social instability will come along as a factor of the implementation of NGO’s into their homeland. Looking to avoid any messages that are anti-government within their country, they do not appreciate the use of NGO’s in china and they have “set regulations on NGO’s so that they cannot go against the government”. This anti-NGO behavior within their own country but pro-NGO outside of their country is very interesting and hints at selfish ideals. While, China wants to opt out of NGOs, they are pro-trade.
China expressed that they are interested in “establish[ing] trade to help relationships between developing countries and developed countries”, this plan entails furthering trade agreements with developing countries so that China can profit off of the new developing countries. This is a way that China can help the countries and also help themselves. Though a slightly backhanded plan, it has real potential.
Countries interested in joining this set of ideas put out by China are Pakistan and Iraq, both developing countries. This raises the question as to why they don’t want NGO’s within their homeland.
Despite these polarizing views coming from China, Pakistan, and Iraq, the UNCATD is on track to draft and pass a singular solution for the whole committee that entails, trade agreements, thinking about the working class, and postponing tariffs for developing and post-war countries, as well as an opt-in-opt-out plan for countries interested in NGO’s, for the 36% of the delegation that do not want to institute NGO’s.
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