China seeks to chair international organizations and thus replace the United States on the world stage, wrote recently, the journal Foreign Policy in a note on the current situation of the United States who lose weight on the international scene .
China wants to fill the political void left by an American administration that has been skeptical of multilateralism, according to Foreign Policy .
In recent years, Chinese candidates have held senior positions in the World Bank, Interpol, the United Nations, the International Telecommunication Union and the International Civil Aviation Organization . China is also providing more troops to UN peacekeeping missions than the other four major powers of the Security Council. China sent its generals to conduct missions to Western Sahara and Cyprus, Foreign Policy pointed out .
In fact, China is simply using its growing economic and political influence within the United Nations to pick up the troubled assets abandoned by the United States and its allies, reuse them and thus achieve its strategic objectives.
The Foreign Policy analyst referred in his assessment to Qian Tang, a Chinese member of UNESCO, who is campaigning to lead this UN agency.
“China wants to fulfill its global responsibility and contribute to world peace and development,” Tang told Foreign Policy in an interview.
If Tang won the race at the head of UNESCO, he will join two other Chinese nationals who head international organizations. Houlin Zhao is the secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union and Liu Zhenmin, a former Chinese diplomat, currently head of the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs.