Developing countries should be given more representation in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and China welcomes a more active role from India in the UNSC, a senior member of the Chinese Communist Party has said.
Huang Huaguang, the head of the research branch of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party, said that China had no strategy to go up against India's bid for a permanent membership in the UNSC.
Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation on Wednesday, Huaguang said, "We welcome more positive and active role from India in the UN. China doesn't have a policy to oppose India's bid for a permanent seat in the UNSC."
He added that China wanted to see a more democratic world order because the current order couldn't cope with the contemporary challenges being faced by the international community.
However, Huaguang didn't openly say whether China would support India's bid for a seat in the elite club or not.
Huaguang is one of the five senior Chinese Communist Party officials who are currently touring New Delhi to hold talks with Indian international & strategic affairs experts over internal & external implications of the change of headship in China.
Four of the five UNSC permanent members, viz. United States, United Kingdom, France and Russia have already announced their support for India's bid to enter the UNSC.