Ministry of Foreign Affairs: call on all parties to actively promote the process of arms control in outer space based on the concept of building a community of shared future for mankind

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on December 9 that the resolution on arms control in outer space concerning the community of human destiny was adopted by the 75th UN General Assembly with a high vote again, which fully proves that the concept of the community of human destiny has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. China calls on all parties to actively promote the process of arms control in outer space in line with the concept of building a community of shared destiny for mankind, and make practical contributions to maintaining lasting peace and common security in outer space. In response to relevant questions at the regular meeting on the same day, Zhao Lijian said that since 2017, the resolution “not to be the first to deploy weapons in outer space” has written the content of “reiterating that we should study and take practical measures to reach a treaty on the prevention of an arms race in outer space and strive to build a community of shared future for mankind”, which has been generally agreed and supported by the international community. After the passage was adopted by the first committee of the UN General Assembly, this statement again won overwhelming support in the UN General Assembly, and the number of affirmative votes further increased. This fully proves that the concept of a community of shared future for mankind has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Most countries have realized that the issue of outer space security is a common challenge for all mankind, and no country can be left alone. The resolution once again expresses the common aspiration of the international community to safeguard outer space security, which is of great significance to maintaining global strategic balance and stability and promoting the process of international arms control and disarmament. < p > < p > Zhao Lijian said that building a community of shared future for mankind is a concept put forward by China and widely accepted by the international community. This concept conforms to the trend of historical development and provides a fundamental action plan for solving various problems and challenges in today’s world, which has been included in various documents of the United Nations. As a global commons, outer space is characterized by a community of shared destiny. It is regrettable that the United States and other individual countries, for their own self-interest and ignoring the common voice of the international community, not only voted against the resolution for many years, but also wantonly discredited and distorted the concept of a community of shared future for mankind, provoked confrontation and created divisions, and seriously poisoned the atmosphere of cooperation within the framework of the United Nations. This kind of irresponsible and reckless bullying will only hinder the process of multilateral arms control and has been firmly resisted by the majority of UN members. Zhao Lijian said that ensuring the peaceful use of outer space and preventing its weaponization and arms race are not only in the common interests of all countries, but also the common responsibilities of all countries. “We call on all parties to actively promote the process of arms control in outer space, start negotiations and reach a treaty on arms control in outer space as soon as possible, in line with the concept of building a community of shared destiny for mankind, and make practical contributions to maintaining lasting peace and common security in outer space.” He said.