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Global Security Initiative offers Chinese solution to int'l challenges: experts

2024-04-22 18:04 Last Updated At:04-23 02:27

The Global Security Initiative (GSI), put forth by Chinese President Xi Jinping two years ago, has offered a Chinese solution to global security issues and delivered positive results in resolving differences through dialogue, experts told CCTV.

On April 21, 2022, President Xi unveiled the Global Security Initiative (GSI) during his keynote address at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference in south China's Hainan Province.

Last week, during Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Central African Republic Sylvie Baipo-Temon's visit to China, the two foreign ministries issued a joint statement on jointly promoting the implementation of the three global initiatives proposed by China, namely the GSI, the Global Development Initiative (GDI) and the Global Civilization Initiative (GCI). Expressing gratitude to China for helping the country restore peace and stability, the Central African Republic has pledged to be a pioneer in implementing the GSI.

Now the world is fraught with uncertainties and global development and cooperation are confronted with multiple headwinds from protectionism, unilateralism to group politics. The Ukraine crisis drags on, and tensions in the Middle East is escalating. On top of that, there are new security challenges posed by artificial intelligence and climate change.

The China-proposed GSI stays committed to the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, to respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, to abiding by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, to taking the legitimate security concerns of all countries seriously, to peacefully resolving differences and disputes between countries through dialogue and consultation, and to maintaining security in both traditional and non-traditional domains.

"Facing the question of the times as to where the global cause of peace will be headed, President Xi Jinping proposed the Global Security Initiative with great foresight, answering a string of important questions such as 'what kind of security concepts does mankind need?' and 'how to achieve universal security?' It goes beyond Western geopolitical security theories. It's a key outcome of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy in the field of international security and serves as another important public good offered by China to promote world peace and development," said Chen Bo, president of the China Institute of International Studies.

Guided by the initiative's core principles, China has been actively advocating for the political resolution of international and regional hotspot issues including the Ukraine crisis, the Afghanistan issue and the Israel-Hamas conflict. China's dedication to peace has yielded tangible progress, promoting the Saudi-Iranian thaw and setting off a "wave of reconciliation" across the Middle East.

In February last year, the China-Pacific Island Countries Center for Disaster Risk Reduction Cooperation was put into operation in Jiangmen of south China's Guangdong Province, in a bid to help Pacific Island countries shore up disaster preparedness and management.

China has also launched the global initiatives on data security and AI governance to tackle challenges in those emerging sectors.

To promote GSI implementation, the Global Security Initiative Concept Paper was released in February 2023, laying out 20 priorities of cooperation and identifying five major platforms and mechanisms of cooperation.

"The (Global Security) Initiative has set off a refreshing trend of seeking common security through cooperation in the field of international security. It advocates a new path to security that features dialogue over confrontation, partnership over alliance, and win-win results over zero-sum game, which has been widely acclaimed and warmly received by the international community. Currently, the initiative has garnered support and appreciation from over 100 countries and international and regional organizations and is written into a host of bilateral and multilateral documents signed by China with other countries and international organizations. Relevant cooperation under the GSI framework is moving ahead steadily," said Chen Xiaodong, vice minister of foreign affairs.

Chen noted that China stands ready to work with all peace-loving and development-committed nations to contribute to world peace, security and prosperity.

"The initiative originates from China with a global outlook. It safeguards humanity's common interests and upholds peace and tranquility around the world. China welcomes all members of the international community who love peace and are committed to development to actively participate in GSI cooperation, make new contributions to common security for mankind and lasting world peace, and work together to make the world a more peaceful, more secure, and more prosperous place," said the vice minister.

Global Security Initiative offers Chinese solution to int'l challenges: experts

Global Security Initiative offers Chinese solution to int'l challenges: experts

Global Security Initiative offers Chinese solution to int'l challenges: experts

Global Security Initiative offers Chinese solution to int'l challenges: experts

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Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 35,647: health authorities

2024-05-22 09:04 Last Updated At:10:37

The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 35,647, health authorities in the Palestinian enclave said in a press statement on Tuesday.

Over the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 85 Palestinians and wounded 200 others, bringing the total death toll to 35,647 and injuries to 79,852 since the latest round of Palestinian-Israeli conflict broke out on October 7, 2023.

The health authorities also said that many casualties remain buried under the rubble, making it difficult for medical emergency and civil defense personnel to carry out rescue operations.

The Israeli army said in a statement that drones and fighter aircraft bombed nearly 70 "terrorist targets" in the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours, including military buildings, weapons depots, warehouses, rocket launchers, surveillance units, and other military infrastructure.

Israeli forces killed a number of militants in the Jabalia area of the northern Gaza Strip, including a "terrorist group" that was shooting at soldiers, read the statement.

It added that Israeli forces were continuing their operations in the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah, where a drone killed a "terrorist" who was firing mortar shells at Israeli soldiers.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Tuesday that the Israeli military and Military Intelligence Directorate launched a joint military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin earlier Tuesday.

According to information from Israeli intelligence agencies, Palestinian armed personnel were active in the area. During the operation, the Israeli military engaged in firefights with the Palestinian armed personnel and destroyed a significant amount of infrastructure.

The Palestinian health ministry issued a statement on Tuesday, saying that on that day, the Israeli military killed seven Palestinians and injured 12 others in Jenin and the nearby refugee camp. Two of the injured are in serious condition.

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 35,647: health authorities

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 35,647: health authorities

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