Position Paper / White Paper

LEGACY China UNSC - Topic 1

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The Following is an Example Black Paper

CIMUN 2011
Security Council
People’s Republic of China

Topic One: Security Council Reform – Black Paper

     China’s official policy on Security Council reform, is the promotion of “intergovernmental negotiations”, for the purpose of promoting “dialogue on the core issues of Security Council reform” and an “all encompassing solution”. The crucial aspect of this policy is China’s condemnation of setting a deadline for this process. The purpose of this policy is to stall the process, and prevent any action from being taken in the near future. This is because China strongly opposes Japan’s bid to become a permanent member of the Security Council as Japan is a serious threat to China’s development and status a world power, status that is signified by a veto-wielding permanent seat on the UN Security Council. China is wary of threatening the use of its veto, as Security Council reform is a very sensitive issue and China feels that it should refrain from isolating the current non-permanent members. With that, China is adamant that Japan should not receive permanent status, and will continue to stall the process. The downside to this policy is that it makes it difficult for China’s allies in Africa (like Nigeria) to acquire a permanent seat on the Security Council. At the moment the prevention of Japan’s acquisition of a permanent seat, takes precedence over Africa’s lack of representation in the Security Council. China has officially voiced its support for India’s bid for permanent status as long as it distances its bid from that of Japan. China is always looking out for the best interests of the Chinese people, and if we were able to construct a deal with India benefitting China in exchange for continued support for permanent status, China would not shy away from such an opportunity.