China Brings Solutions to Security Challenges Facing Humanity at 2022 BFA Annual Conference
by He Yin
On April 21, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech via video at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) 2022 Annual Conference in Boao, Hainan Province (southern China). China).
In his speech, Xi thoroughly analyzed the security challenges facing the world today and solemnly proposed the Global Security Initiative out of a strong sense of responsibility for the future of the world. ‘humanity.
The initiative is another important global public good offered by China following the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Global Development Initiative (GDI). It represents a living practice of the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind in the field of security, and provides China’s solutions to the problems that haunt global security governance.
“It has been proven time and time again that the mentality of the cold war will only destroy the framework of world peace, that hegemonism and power politics will only endanger world peace, and that the confrontation of blocs would only aggravate security problems in the 21st century,” Xi said in his opening speech.
Building a world enjoying universal security is a common aspiration of the peoples of all countries. Humanity lives in an indivisible security community, and countries must explore a path that provides security for all, by all and from all.
In order to maintain peace and stability in the world, countries must adhere to the right view of security. Xi’s proposed Global Security Initiative stressed the importance of all countries sticking to the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and working together to maintain peace and security in the world. the world.
The vision of security, which has rich connotations, emphasizes respecting and ensuring the security of each country, maintaining security in traditional and non-traditional areas, promoting the security of individual countries and wider regions through dialogue and cooperation, and focus on development and security so that security is sustainable. It represents the basic concept and laid the foundations for building a world enjoying universal security.
Countries must abandon the outdated Cold War mentality if they want to maintain peace and stability in the world. Many of today’s security problems have been caused by the pursuit of hegemony and power politics by certain countries.
Xi’s proposed Global Security Initiative calls on countries to remain steadfast in respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, upholding non-interference in internal affairs, and respecting independent choices of development paths and of social systems made by the inhabitants of different countries; remain determined to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, reject the Cold War mentality, oppose unilateralism and say no to group politics and bloc confrontation; and remain determined to take seriously the legitimate security concerns of all countries, uphold the principle of indivisible security, build a balanced, effective and sustainable security architecture, and oppose the pursuit of its own security to the detriment the safety of others.
In line with the historical trend of economic globalization, multipolarity in the world and democracy in international relations, the Global Security Initiative stresses that security is universal, equal, inclusive and must be based on mutual respect between countries and on the principle that all countries jointly uphold the international system with the United Nations at its center and the international order based on international law, which sets out specific principles at the bilateral and multilateral levels to build a world enjoying the universal security.
Responsible actions must be taken in order to maintain peace and stability in the world. In today’s world, security means much more than ever before and its implications go far beyond a single region or time period. All sorts of factors can affect a country’s security.
How countries resolve disputes and disputes and respond to various security threats determines the direction in which the international security situation develops.
The Global Security Initiative encourages countries to remain committed to peacefully resolving disputes and disputes among themselves through dialogue and consultation, to support all efforts conducive to the peaceful resolution of crises, to reject double standards and to oppose the gratuitous use of unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction. ; and remain committed to maintaining security in traditional and non-traditional areas, and working together on regional disputes and global challenges such as terrorism, climate change, cybersecurity and biosecurity.
By emphasizing the importance of promoting security through dialogue and cooperation, adopting a multi-pronged and holistic approach and basing actions on the current situation while adopting a long-term perspective, the initiative offers actionable ideas to achieve peace, stability and long-term stability. security in the world.