[Ed. – Some days it’s like everything is hurtling toward a cliff. This isn’t from an independent journalistic account; it’s from state-media outlet Global Times, which means it’s what the Chinese Communist Party wants to have said about Xi’s comments to Guterres. This is what China’s central government wants the world to hear.]
Xi has explicitly expressed a desire to see China become the “keeper of the international order,” defining and enforcing international law.
Guterres was in Beijing to meet with Xi and reportedly thanked the Chinese communist government for supporting the U.N.
China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reports that Xi “expressed the need to improve global governance” during the meeting. “Whether it is domestic governance or global governance, we must have people’s sense of fulfillment as the objective and continue to provide confidence and expectations of stability for the people,” Xi reportedly said. “We need to keep pushing for and improving global governance to deal with this challenge.”
Xi reportedly insisted that China’s international policies, particularly the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project—a major international infrastructure plan designed to cement Chinese influence in foreign governments—were necessary for “people’s happiness and national rejuvenation, and to seek common ground for the world.”