China contributing more to UN finances
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.