China Is in the Hot Seat as Covid-19 Shadows Its Diplomacy

Just as the world reels from the coronavirus outbreak, China, under the guidance of Zhang Jun, its envoy to the United Nations, takes the presidency of the UNSC. Find out what China’s priorities are.

by Stéphanie Fillion. Read more on PassBlue.

Zhang Jun, China’s envoy to the United Nations, in the Security Council, Sept. 17, 2019. Zhang has been in the post for less than a year and now leads the Council as president in March, just as the world reels from the coronavirus outbreak. ARIANA LINDQUIST/UN PHOTO

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