China has a released a new initiative outlining its stance on how to prevent conflicts and promote global security.
It’s called the Global Security Concept paper and it was unveiled yesterday. The initiative hinges on several core concepts and principles meant to help both China and the international community navigate in what the document describes as an “Era Rife with Challenges.” It prioritizes uncentered security governance and blasts the use of sanctions in foreign policy.
The paper also made an appeal to resolve international disputes exclusively through diplomacy. Stating quote “war and sanctions are no fundamental solution to disputes; only dialogue and consultation are effective in resolving differences”. It also stressed the need to take the “legitimate security concerns of all countries seriously,” while respecting their sovereignty and territorial integrity.
It claims countries should also uphold the consensus that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” the initiative reads, adding that the nuclear powers should strengthen dialogue and cooperation to mitigate the risk of a nuclear standoff. Chinese foreign minister Qin Gang said the initiative strives to establish a human community with a shared future, and that it “is open and inclusive” for any nation to join.
This comes one day after China released a report titled “US hegemony and its Perils”, blasting Washington for escalating the great power competition across the globe, staging “color revolutions”, and stoking regional tensions under the guise of promoting democracy.