Xi Jinping proposed the Global Security Initiative, which proposes to participate “through Chinese wisdom and experience” to face unprecedented changes in the world.
Analyzing the five speeches by the Chinese president since 2013 at the Asian Boao Forum, it seems that “security” has always been the key word.
At this year’s forum, security issues are even clearer because of the international situation – Chinese leaders point to “the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine due to NATO’s continued enlargement” until the United States form states, interest groups.
At this critical juncture, the Global Security Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping provides an appropriate solution to the situation. It embodies true multilateralism and seeks to ensure shared global security.
The proposal covers six points: “adherence to a common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security concept”; “Respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries and refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries”, “Respect for the purposes and principles of the UN Charter”; “Respect for the importance of legal security” “Concerns of all countries”; “Resolving differences and disputes between countries through peaceful means through dialogue and consultation”;
On the other hand, it is clearly opposed to unilateralism, the politics of factions and confrontation between camps, and the abuse of unilateral sanctions.
This security initiative is very important for Asia. Chinese leaders say Asia has maintained global peace and stability in recent decades and achieved rapid economic growth, which has given birth to the so-called “Asian miracle.” The peoples of Asia are well aware that without peace there can be no talk of development. But peace and stability will not fall from heaven, nor come from the charity of any country. China’s Global Security Initiative will help Asian countries to better maintain peace, strengthen cooperation and promote solidarity, and take their destiny firmly into their own hands.
Because the Asian continent is an important engine of global economic growth, the world is doing better when Asia is doing better. According to the latest report released at the Boao Forum Asia Annual Conference 2022, the share of the Asian economy in the global economy will have risen to 47.4 percent in 2021, measured in purchasing power parity standards. Despite the effects of the pandemic, most Asian economies have remained largely stable, with economies such as China, India and ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) expected to continue to recover at a much faster pace than the global average, and to remain at 4.8% in 2022.
In the future, as the regional global economic partnership agreement and the construction of the “One Belt, One Road” program progress, the importance of Asian economies will continue to grow, providing a continued impetus for global economic recovery.
“Climbing together when we find mountains, crossing together when we find ditches,” Asia has taken the path of common development in solidarity and cooperation. China will continue to work with Asian countries to make Asia “an anchor of peace and stability, a source of growth and a new basis for cooperation in the world.” Time will tell that no difficulty or turn can stop the wheel of history from moving forward.