China con­tribut­ing more to UN fi­nances

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China has be­come the third­largest con­trib­u­tor to the United Na­tions gen­eral bud­get, ac­cord­ing to a se­nior Chi­nese of­fi­cial to the global body.

It is also now the sec­ond-largest con­trib­u­tor to the UN’s peace­keep­ing oper­a­tions, the of­fi­cial said.

China’s share of the UN peace­keep­ing oper­a­tions bud­get will rise from 6.6 per­cent to 10.3 per­cent, sur­pass­ing Ja­pan’s con­tri­bu­tion for the first time, said Wang Min, China’s deputy per­ma­nent rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the UN. This will make China the sec­ond­largest con­trib­u­tor fol­low­ing the United States.

The coun­try will also pay 7.92 per­cent of the to­tal UN reg­u­lar bud­get from 2016 to 2018, making it the third-largest con­trib­u­tor, fol­low­ing the US.

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