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China opposed to new deadline for UN reform

[JURIST] China's UN Ambassador, Wang Guangya [official profile], indicated on Sunday that China was opposed to the call for an end-of-the-year deadline for UN reform [UN website] by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan [official profile]. Annan originally wanted an agreement reached by the second week of September, just prior to the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly [official website], but differences of opinion concerning the proper format for reform have deadlocked both current mainstream proposals, and Wang said a new deadline was inappropriate and would only lead to hasty and ill-informed decisions. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the United Nations [JURIST news archive]. AFP has more.

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