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China Opposes Proposal to Expand UN Security Council


China has warned that a draft proposal for United Nations Security Council expansion circulated by four countries, including Japan, will "undermine" the U.N. reform process.

Germany, Japan, Brazil and India on Monday circulated a draft resolution calling for enlargement of the U.N. Security Council, which would enable them to get permanent seats in the council.

But a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Kong Quan, says the draft will only fuel conflicts and damage the U.N. reform process.

China has repeatedly opposed Japan's bid for a permanent seat on the Security Council, mainly because of what it calls Tokyo's failure to address its wartime aggression during World War II.

The text calls for the Security Council to be increased from 15 to 25 members.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.