Practice Relating to Rule 137. Participation of Child Soldiers in Hostilities
In 2006, in a statement before the UN Security Council during an open debate on children and armed conflict, the ambassador China stated:
China attaches great importance to the Council’s discussion of the issue and we are against the recruitment and use of child soldiers and other violations of the rights and interests of children in armed conflict. It is our hope that the Council will play a unique role in its consideration of this question.