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Distinguished guests, colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the special representative of the Turkish President for his remarks address. China has assumed the chairmanship of CICA. Please allow me to take this opportunity to express my heart-felt thanks to all sides including Kazakhstan, the initiator of CICA and Turkey, the previous chair of CICA for your trust and support.
Now, let me make some remarks on behalf of the People’s Republic of China.
The summit today has brought together leaders and representatives from 47 countries and international organizations, including CICA member states, observers and guests of the Shanghai Summit. Under the theme of “enhancing dialogue, trust and coordination–a new Asia of peace, stability and cooperation”, we will discuss important subjectof security cooperation, exploit policies for long-term peace and stability and jointly promote development and prosperity. Such a summit is of great importance to security in Asia and world at large and will have a far-reaching impact.
Asia today is home to 67% of the world’s population and accounts for one third of the global economy. It is a place of diverse civilizations and nations meet and interact. Peace and development of Asia is closely connected with the future of the mankind. Asia’s stability and revival is the blessing of peace and development of the world.
Asia today, though facing more risks and challenges, is still the most dynamic and promising region in the world. Peace, development and win-win cooperation are the main trend in the region and countries in the region generally prefer policies that address differences and disputes through consultation and negotiation. Asia enjoys a rising status in the international strategic landscape and plays an increasingly important role in promoting a multi-polar world and democracy in the international relations. Such a sound situation in the region has not come easily and ought to be doubly cherished.
Asia today is witnessing vibrant cooperation in the economic field. Cooperation in the security field is making progress despite difficulties and various cooperation mechanisms are more dynamic. Asia has come to a crucial stage in security cooperation where we need to build on the past achievements and strive for new progress. As a Chinese saying goes “a wise man changes as time and circumstances change”. We need to pace with the changing circumstances and evolving times. One cannot live in the 21st century with the outdated thinking from the age of cold war and the zero-sum game.
We believe that it is necessary to advocate common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security in Asia. We need to innovate our security concept, establish new regional security cooperation architecture and jointly build a road for security in Asia that is shared by and win-win to all.
Common security means respecting and ensuring the security of each and every country. Asia is a region of great diversity. Countries differ in size, wealth and strength. They vary in historical and cultural traditions as well as social systems and have different security interests and aspirations. However, we all in the same Asia family with our interests and security so closely intertwined. We will swim or sink together and we are increasingly becoming a community of common destiny. Security must be universal. We cannot just have security of just one or some countries will leaving the rest insecure, still less should one seek the so called “absolute security” of itself at the expense of the security of other countries. Otherwise just as a Kazak proverb aptly puts it “one who tries to blow out other’s oil lamp will get his beard on fire.” Security must be equal. Every country has its equal right to participate in the security affairs of the region as well as the responsibility of upholding regional security. No country should attempt to dominate regional security affairs or infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests of other countries. Security must be inclusive. We should turn Asia’s diversity and differences among Asian countries into the energy and driving force for regional security cooperation. We should abide by the basic norms governing international relations such as respecting sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and non-interference in internal affairs, respect the social systems and development paths chosen by countries on their own and fully respect and accommodate legitimate security concerns of all parties. To beef up and entrench a military alliance targeted at a third party is not conducive to maintain common security.
Comprehensive security means upholding security in both traditional and non-traditional fields. Asia’s security challenges are extremely complicated, which include both hotspot and sensitive issues and ethnic and religious problems. Challenges brought up by terrorism, transnational crimes, environment security, cyber security and energy resource security and major natural disasters are clearly on the rise. Traditional and non-traditional security threats are inter-woven. Security is a growing issue in both scope and implication. We should take into full account the historical background and reality of Asia’s security issues, adopt a multi-pronged and instill a holistic approach and enhance regional security governance in a coordinated way. While tackling the immediate security challenges faced in the region, we should also make plans for addressing potential security threats and avoid fragmented and palliative approaches that only treat the symptom. We should have zero tolerance for terrorism, separatism and extremism, stress international and regional cooperation, and step up our fight against three forces in order to bring a life of happiness and tranquility to the people in this region.
Cooperative security means promoting the security both in individual countries and the region as a whole through dialogue and cooperation. As a proverb goes “strength does not come from the muscle of the arms but from the unison of the heart.” We should engage in sincere and in-depth dialogue and communication to engage increase strategic mutual trust, reduce mutual misgivings, seek common grounds while resolving differences and live in harmony with each other. We should bear in mind the common security interest of all countries and start with low sensitive areas to build awareness of meeting security challenges through cooperation. We should expand the scope and means of cooperation and promote peace and security through cooperation. We should stay committed to resolving disputes through peaceful means, oppose the use of or threat of force, oppose that provocation and escalation of tensions for self-interest and reject the practice of shifting trouble to neighbors and seek self-interests at the expense of others. In the final analysis, it is for the people of Asia to run the affairs of Asia and solve the problems of Asia and uphold the security of Asia. The people of Asia have the capability and wisdom to achieve peace and stability in the region through enhanced cooperation. Asia is open to the world. While enhancing their own cooperation with one or another, countries in Asia must firmly commit themselves to cooperation with countries in other part of the world, other regions and international organizations. We welcome all the parties to play a positive and constructive role in promoting Asia’s security and cooperation, and work together to achieve win-win outcomes for all.
Sustainable security means that we need focus on both development and security so that security would be durable. As a Chinese saying goes “for a tree to grow tall, a strong and farther root is required and for a river to reach far, an unimpeded source is necessary.” Development is the foundation of security and security constitutes the precondition for development. A tree of peace does not grow on barren land while the fruit of development is not reduced amidst the fames of war. For most Asian countries, development means the greatest security and a master key to regional security issues. To build an Asian security mansion that could stand the test of rain and storms, we need to focus on development, actively improve people’s lives and narrow down the wealth gap so as to cement the foundation of security. We need to advance the progress of common development and regional integration, foster sound interactions and synchronize the progress of regional economic cooperation and security cooperation and promote sustainable security through sustainable development.
Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, CICA is the largest and the most representative regional security forum with the largest number of participates. Over the past two decades and more, CICA has taken its responsibility to strengthen mutual trust and coordination and promote Asia’s security and stability. It has followed the principle of consensus building and made important contributions to increasing understandings and seeking common ground and deepening cooperation.
Today, the Asian people more than ever want peace and stability and more than ever need to work together to tackle challenges to security.
China proposes that we make CICA a security dialogue and cooperation platform that cover the whole of Asia and on that basis explore the establishment of a regional security cooperation architecture. China believes that it is advisable to increase the frequency of CICA Foreign Ministers meetings and even possibly summits in light of changes of the situation so as to strengthen the political guidance of CICA and chart a blueprint for its development.
China proposes that we enhance the capacity and institutional building of CICA support and improve the function of CICA secretariat, establish a defense consultation mechanism of member states and a task force for supervising the implementation confidence building measures in the areas within the CICA framework and deepen exchanges and cooperation in the counter terrorism, business, tourism, environment protection and people to people exchanges.
China proposes that we put in place a non-government exchange network for various parties of CICA through holding non-governmental forums and other means so as to lay a solid social foundation for spreading the CICA concept for securing and increasing CICA’s influence and promoting regional security governance.
China proposes that we strengthen the inclusiveness and openness of CICA. We need to step up coordination and cooperation with other cooperation organizations of this region and expand dialogue and communication with other regions and international organizations at the same time. We jointly uphold regional peace and stability.
China will fulfill the responsibilities as CICA chairman and work with other sides to further improve the status and role of CICA so that together, we could take security cooperation of Asia to a higher level.
Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, China is a staunch force for upholding peace in the region and the world and for promoting common development. The five principles of peaceful coexistence that China initiated together with India and Myanmar have become a basic norm of governing state-to-state relations.
China stays committed to seek a peaceful settlement of disputes with other countries of territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. China has completely resolved through friendly consultations issues of land boundary with twelve of its fourteen neighboring countries. We are an active participant in regional security cooperation. China initiated jointly with relevant countries the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. China advocates a new security concept of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and coordination. China supports the ASEAN, SAARC and LAS in playing a positive role in regional affairs. China and Russia jointly initiated an Asia-Pacific security and cooperation initiative which has been playing an important role in strengthening and maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
China works to push forwards the six-party talks and supports peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan and has made our unremitting efforts solving regional and international hotspot issues through dialogue and negotiation. China joins forces with countries in the region and the wide international community tackle Asian financial crisis and international financial crisis, making its due contribution regional and global economic growth.
China is firmly committed to the path of peaceful development and a win-win strategy of opening up. It seeks to develop friendly relations and cooperation with other countries on the basis of the five principles of peaceful coexistence. China’s peaceful development begins here in Asia, finds its place in Asia and delivers tangible benefits to Asia.
“Neighbors wish each other well, just like family members do to each other.” China always pursues friendship and partnerships with its neighbors and seeks to bring amity, security and common prosperity to its neighbors. We practice the principle of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness and works hard to make its development bring more benefits to countries in Asia. China will work with other countries to beef up the development of the economic belt along the Silk Road and the 21st century maritime Silk Road and hopes that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will be launched at an early date. China will also get more deeply involved in the regional cooperation process and play its due part to ensure the development and security in Asia will facilitate each other and be mutually reinforcing.
As a saying goes “readiness to converge with others makes mountains high and rivers mighty”. As China is a strong champion of the Asia security concept, it also works to put such a security concept into practice. China will take solid steps to strengthen security dialogue and cooperation with other parties and jointly explore the formulation of code of conduct for regional security in Asia security partnership programs, making Asian countries work in partners and trust one other and cooperate on an equal footing.
China is ready to put in place mechanisms for regular exchanges and cooperation, to jointly combat three forces of terrorism, separatism and extremism. China is ready to discuss with regional countries for the creation of the Asian forum for security cooperation law enforcement and an Asian security emergence response center to deepen security cooperation and law enforcement to better response to major security emergencies by coordinating international efforts in the region. China calls for promoting exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations and regions through various means, such as holding conferences for dialogues among Asian civilizations so as to draw each other’s strengths and achieve common progress.
Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, the Chinese people in their pursuit of the Chinese dream of great national renewal will stand ready to support and help people in Asia to realize their own dreams. Let us work together for realizing the Asian dream of lasting peace and common development and make greater contributions to advancing the noble cause of peace and development of the mankind.
Thank you all!