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China urges implementation of anti-terror strategy

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-06-29 07:54

UNITED NATIONS - China called on international community Thursday to pay more attention to dealing with the root causes of terrorism and implement UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in a balanced and comprehensive way.

The statement came as Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, addressed the General Assembly where the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was reviewed.

"China supports the comprehensive implementation of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy," Wang said.

"It is necessary to address both the symptoms and root causes of the terrorism and adopt a comprehensive approach," Wang said. " It is of vital importance to eliminate gaps between the rich and the poor and social injustice, properly settle regional conflicts, prevent the spread of separatism, extremism, violence, hatred and intolerance in combating terrorism."

"China hopes the international community to pay more attention to solving the root causes of terrorism and implement the strategy in a balanced and comprehensive manner," he said.

Wang noted that combating terrorism should adhere to the UN Charter and basic norms of the international law, respect the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the member states. "The member states should renounce the double standards in combating terrorism," he said. "No country should adopt different stands because of their self-interest or protect and tolerate terrorism based on political consideration."

Wang also stressed that in combating terrorism, it is important to persist in dialogue between different civilizations, promote understanding and tolerance. "The international cooperation on fighting terrorism should advocate dialogue, understanding and exchanges, mutual respect and harmony among civilizations, religions and ethnic groups."

China will continue to firmly fight terrorism in any form ensuring the national security and safety of people's life and property as well as safeguarding the human rights.

"China is willing to enhance communications and cooperation with relevant countries in anti-terrorist legislation and law enforcement, information sharing, interception of financing terrorist activities, extradition and repatriation of terrorist suspects," he added.

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