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Yearender: Top ten world news events in 2017 selected by Xinhua

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-12-30 14:10

BEIJING - The following are the Top Ten world news events in the year 2017 selected by Xinhua in a chronological order:

1. "A COMMUNITY WITH SHARED DESTINY FOR MANKIND" ENSHRINED IN UN RESOLUTION

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jan 18 made a keynote speech at the United Nations (UN) Office in Geneva titled "Work Together to Build a Community of Shared Future for Mankind," offering China's solutions to cope with global challenges. The international community resonated strongly.

The Chinese concept of building "a human community with shared destiny" was on Feb 11 incorporated into a UN resolution for the first time on the 55th UN Commission for Social Development.

Since then, the idea has been enshrined in the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council and the first committee of the UN General Assembly, turning the Chinese concept into an international consensus.

China's international influence, charisma and molding force have been further enhanced, and China's diplomacy of major powers has made new contributions to world peace and development.

2. "AMERICA FIRST" POLICY GENERATES US WITHDRAWAL FROM PARIS PACT

US President Donald Trump on June 18 announced the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the US move was "extremely disappointing" for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.

Donald Trump, who took office in January, has announced the US withdrawal from the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization as well as its ending participation in negotiations for a Global Compact on Migration.

He has also announced the reconstruction of the US-Mexico border wall and introduced a number of moves with protectionist tendencies of "America First," such as attempting to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The "withdrawal" of the United States has undermined the international multilateral cooperation system and brought new challenges to global governance.

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