Historical moments of the UN Secretary-Generals' visits to China
By Global Times, Published: 2021-10-25 22:22:10
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 in Boao, South China's Hainan Province, on April 10, 2018. Photo: Chinanews.com
Five decades ago, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to restore all lawful rights of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the United Nations, opening a new era of interaction between China and the world body. Over the past 50 years, several UN Secretary-Generals have visited China. Take a look at these historical moments.
The 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Yingxiu town, Wenchuan county in the quake-stricken Sichuan Province on May 24, 2008, to express his sympathy for those who suffered in the earthquake. It was his first time visiting China after being appointed as UN Secretary-General. Photo: Xinhua figcaption >
The 7th UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits Peking University on May 23, 2006, and former president of the university Xu Zhihong presented him with a custom-made Chinese Yixing teapot. Photo: newsphoto figcaption >
Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meets with the 5th UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar in May 1987 in China. Photo: Web figcaption >
Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai meets with the 2nd UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold in January 1955. He was the first UN Secretary-General to visit China in history. Photo: Web figcaption >