China stands for common security, inclusive world order

Munich, Feb 14 (IANS) China stands for common security and calls for an inclusive world order, a Chinese official said on Sunday.

China does not want to see the world divided again by exclusive military blocks, and opposes the repression by the US and other Western countries of China’s political system, Xinhua news agency quoted Fu Ying, chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, as saying.

The world needs to change and have an inclusive world order and framework, a common roof, to accommodate as much as possible the diverse interests, needs and ideas, she noted.

China stands firmly for the international order and system that is based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter as Chinese President Xi Jinping put it in his speech in Seattle during his US visit last September, she said.

China has also proposed mechanisms where the existing international order falls short. For example, the “Belt and Road” initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank are new public goods China is offering, Fu said.

On China-US relations, she said as the two countries have growing common interest in world affairs, they need to cooperate to address global challenges.

For this purpose, Xi has proposed to build a new model of major-country relationship with the US that features non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, Fu said.

The Munich Security Conference, an annual informal meeting on international security policy, focuses this year on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis, and the European security order.

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