SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)
At the moment the world finds itself threatened by a spate of both traditional and non-traditional security issues: the spread of Ebola, terrorism, the resurgence of the Iraq war, and the Ukraine crisis. All countries are struggling to find a path of development through these unpromising circumstances.
China, as a fast-growing country, has every reason to decide on its own path. China has a clear awareness of what it should do and what it should never do, a mindset that demonstrates that it takes its responsibilities to the world seriously. China’s interpretation of what it should do means that it will be active in combating common concerns and contributing to world peace and development.
China is willing to shoulder its responsibilities based on its own strength and its international status. China was one of the first countries to grant aid to Ebola-hit western African countries, offering more than 32 million US dollars of emergency assistance in cash, food, and other materials, as well as dispatching a medical team to Liberia and Sierra Leone, and also providing the World Health Organization and the African Union with 2 million US dollars assistance in cash.
China is also active in international efforts to combat terrorism and has played a vital role in defending regional and world peace by backing the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, promising to offer Iraq 60 million yuan in humanitarian assistance, and working with other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to thwart around 1000 terrorist attacks.
China has reduced 30% of its carbon dioxide emissions between 2005 and 2013, and recently unveiled a target to slash 40% of its 2005 carbon dioxide emissions by 2020.
China abides by the UN charter and international law and has worked to develop cordial relations with other countries in accordance with the Five Principles of peaceful coexistence. China is committed to implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and to talks and negotiations with concerned parties. China has never interfered in the internal affairs of other independent countries. It fully supports the right of people of all nations to choose their own path of development. It has repeatedly spoken up for developing countries and striven for more say for developing countries in international bodies, a move that has been heartily welcomed by developing countries. China carries out win-win cooperation with other countries. It is trying to build a new model relationship between major powers with the US, an initiative that will contribute to the interests of both China and US, as well as responding to the hopes and expectations of the international community.
China has unveiled its proposals for further and deeper reform, and hopes to share the benefits of this reform with other countries. It has contributed to the foundation of the BRICS Development Bank and raised cooperation among emerging countries to a new level. China has also initiated the “one belt, one road” project, which offers golden opportunities to the countries along the belt and the road. China will never do anything to threaten peace or damage peace. We hold that what you do not do to others what you would not wish to have done to yourself. Therefore, China follows a defensive defense policy and maintains its opposition to hegemony and power politics. China’s position on what it will do and what it will never do demonstrates its wisdom and its approach to new relationships among all powers, however great or small.