China harps on 'package solution' for India's bid to become UNSC permanent member
China, which has been blocking India's efforts to become a
permanent member of the UN Security Council, reiterated its stand on New
Delhi's bid, and called for evolving a "package solution" that is
acceptable to all to reform the top organ of the global body.
China is a permanent member of the UNSC while India began
its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member on January 1.
China supports UNSC reforms in a manner that increases the
authority and efficacy of the UNSC, increases the representation and voice of
developing countries so that small and medium-sized countries have a greater
opportunity to participate in the decision making of the UNSC.
China is part of the permanent five (P5) of the UNSC with
veto power has been stonewalling India's efforts to become member of UN's
powerful body for years pointing to lack of consensus even though the other
four, US, UK, France and Russia have expressed backing for New Delhi's
Beijing's all-weather ally Pakistan is also opposed to India
becoming a permanent member of the UNSC.