Foreign Ministry: Call on all countries to take the Beijing Winter Olympics as an opportunity to promote world peace and development

2022-05-31 0 By

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all countries to observe a truce during the Beijing Winter Olympics in a written statement.In response, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Thursday that China welcomes and firmly supports Guterres’ written speech, calling on all countries to take the Beijing Winter Olympics as an opportunity to resolve differences through dialogue and replace confrontation with cooperation.Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the same day that the Olympic Truce, a time-honored tradition, embodies mankind’s pursuit of peace and mutual assistance, and is in line with the original mission of the United Nations to maintain international peace and security.Not long ago, the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the Resolution on the Olympic Truce for the Beijing Winter Olympics, demonstrating the strong confidence of the international community in The success of China’s hosting of the Winter Olympics and unleasing a mighty force of the aspiration of the people of all countries to uphold world peace through solidarity and cooperation.He said that China has always adhered to its commitment to peace, practiced true multilateralism, deeply participated in and supported the CAUSE of the United Nations, actively participated in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and supported all previous armistice resolutions, adding Chinese strength to safeguarding world peace, promoting the development of all countries and enhancing the friendship between peoples through sports.China also calls on all countries to take the Beijing Winter Olympics as an opportunity to resolve differences through dialogue, replace confrontation with cooperation, enhance mutual understanding and promote world peace and development.China’s 2021 general public budget revenue exceeded 20 trillion yuan, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced at a press conference on Thursday.Statistics show that revenue in the country’s general public budget will reach 20.25 trillion yuan in 2021, up 10.7 percent year on year.Expenditure in the country’s general public budget was 24.63 trillion yuan, up 0.3% year on year.In terms of revenue, revenue in the central government’s general public budget will reach 9.15 trillion yuan in 2021, an increase of 10.5% over the previous year.Revenue in local governments’ general public budgets reached 11.1 trillion yuan, an increase of 10.9% over the previous year.”Both the central and local governments had some surplus revenue, which was mainly due to the recovery of economic growth and the relatively high increase in the producer price Index.”Vice Finance Minister Xu Hongcai said at the briefing.In terms of expenditure, central government expenditure in the general public budget will reach 3.5 trillion yuan in 2021, down 0.1 percent from the previous year.Expenditures in local governments’ general public budgets totaled 21.13 trillion yuan, an increase of 0.3% over the previous year.”Insist that the government tighten its belts.”Xu said that in 2021, governments at all levels will strictly control general expenditures, strengthen management of expenditures on official overseas visits, official vehicles, and official vehicles, and strive to reduce administrative operating costs.