UN chief urges China's continued support for sustainable development

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China has been urged by the UN Secretary-General to provide global leadership on a range of political issues.

Speaking in Shanghai after meeting the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi, Ban Ki-moon outlined key global challenges facing the international community.

In a speech to the Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS), Mr Ban said the world faces a "time of enormous challenge."

He highlighted the conflicts in Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Ukraine, as well as the maritime tensions in Asia.

He said it was important not to forget that all tensions are best resolved through dialogue and in accordance with the principles enshrined in the UN Charter.

On Tuesday, the Secretary-General is due to participate in the opening ceremony of the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations

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