As a non-permanent member, Germany has earned a reputation as a constructive and reliable partner. What's more, Germany is the third largest contributor to the UN budget.
India's bid for a permanent seat relates primarily to the country's size, its population, its position in Asia, and its growing military clout.
As the second largest contributor to UN funds, Japan is also scrambling for a permanent place at the table.
Although all three countries have shown their willingness to play a crucial role in the UN, winning a permanent seat on the Security Council will not be easy. Any reform to the Council needs the approval of two thirds of member countries.
Permanent member 表示“常任理事国”，而 non-permanent member 就表示“非常任理事国”了。