Spotlight: "China View" helps build a better world

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-29 16:24:07|Editor: Xiang Bo
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BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Since the 18th national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) five years ago, the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping as its core has proposed a series of new concepts in the field of diplomacy, forming a distinctive "China View".

The "China View" does not solely concern China, but also offers a Chinese solution to the global challenges of peace, sustainable development and governance. It has helped build a better world.


In the 21st century, humanity is still grappling with an age-old question: How can we rid the world of war and conflict and realize lasting peace?

Earlier this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping provided the answer at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva: to establish a common, integrated, cooperative and sustainable security concept.

Xi's new security concept fits neatly with the current trend of globalization, peaceful development and win-win results through cooperation.

Guided by the concept, China has been playing an active role in global and regional security issues, helping solve some security dilemmas and shouldering its responsibility as a major country.

Regarding the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, China has offered the "double suspension" proposal. On the Middle East, China created the four-point proposal for promoting the settlement of the Palestinian issue. On the South China Sea, China proposed that all parties involved properly settle disputes through consultation and negotiation.

On some unconventional security areas, China suggests all parties concerned abide by the principles of peace, sovereignty, inclusiveness, and shared governance so as to to cooperate in the deep seas, the northern and southern polar regions, outer space and the internet.

According to Vladimir Petrovsky, a researcher at the Moscow-based Institute for Far Eastern Studies, China advocates negotiation over force, an approach that has proven effective to maintaining world order.

Keith Bennett, vice chairman of Britain's 48 Group Club, said that China's new security concept is not based on a "zero-sum game" or a "winner takes all" approach but on the principles of equality, mutual benefits and peaceful co-existence, combining Marxism with Chinese traditional culture.


How to return the global economy to growth is a common problem facing all countries and regions. Xi proposed the new development concept of fairness, openness, comprehensiveness and innovation at the United Nations development summit on Sept. 26, 2015.

"Only development can eliminate the roots of conflict. Only development can safeguard people's basic rights. And only development can fulfill people's aspiration for a better life," said Xi, whose speech on development has garnered plenty of praise.

This new concept for development is deeply rooted in China's own experience over the last 35 years of reform and opening up to the world. It is conducive to solving common problems facing the world today. Furthermore, it represents the Chinese wisdom of long-term planning for the future.

South African President Jacob Zuma hailed China's proposal as clear on how to push for economic growth and achieve economic fruits.


With global challenges on the rise, there is a strong desire to reform the traditional institutions of global governance.

China proposes a new concept of global governance, which feature the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits and is rooted in the norm of equality for all in sovereignty, rights, opportunities and rules.

Petrovsky says China is striving to promote the building of a world order that is more reasonable, just, efficient, inclusive and rooted in multipolarity. The new world order places value on the voices of emerging and developing countries.

This global governance concept has become an important part of China's new idea of major-country diplomacy.

In the meantime, China continues to deepen mutual practical cooperation with other developing countries. Under its "neighborhood diplomacy" that is strictly based on amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness, China has enhanced mutual beneficial cooperation with neighboring countries.

As to Africa, China has actively promoted the development of its comprehensive strategic partnership with the continent, a more advanced form of bilateral relationship that China has with another partner, aiming to bring about benefits for both sides.

In early 2017, during his speech at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Xi expounded his concept of building a community of common destiny for humankind, calling for dialogue and consultation and win-win approaches to build a world of lasting peace and prosperity for all.

The world needs new ideas to tackle the challenges of security, development and global governance, and the "China View" is an original and breathtaking approach to these pressing matters. As president of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson said of Xi's vision: it "is the only future for humanity on this planet."