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The Rise Of China
October 14, 2007

THE RISE OF CHINA:
Singapore urges China to play a bigger role in UN, WTO

Foreign Minister George Yeo said China has to play a bigger role in international organisations such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation.

Speaking at the China Development Forum in Guangzhou, Mr Yeo also called for China to be brought into the G8, a group comprising the world's eight leading industrialised nations.

He said China needs to play a responsible role on the international stage, and major powers, especially the US, must be prepared to accommodate China’s legitimate interests.

"So long as these two big players - China and the US - remain on the same table, the game is on for the rest of us. The day when one or the other leaves the table, it will be much more difficult. Keeping the game going is the challenge of China's peaceful emergence in this century," he added.

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