The Ukraine crisis and new conflicts in West Asia highlight that the world is grappling with both traditional and non-traditional security threats. These challenges raise important questions about how to foster peace, development, security, and governance on a global scale.
China and India are two Asian civilizations with ancient links and shared visions for global fairness and justice. Both nations initiated the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence in the 1950s, which have become norms in international relations.
China’s President Xi Jinping emphasizes building a global community of a shared future. This vision has garnered international support and has been recognized in United Nations General Assembly Resolutions and other multilateral mechanisms like the SCO and BRICS.
Aim for an open world economy that represents the interests of developing countries, rejecting unilateralism and protectionism.
Path of Peace:
Promote peace and development through mutual cooperation, dismissing the obsolete ways of colonialism and hegemonism.
Foster relations based on mutual respect and mutually beneficial cooperation, avoiding the Thucydides trap.
Uphold an international system centered around the United Nations and governed by international law.
Promote universal values of peace, development, equity, and justice, respecting the diversity of civilizations and governance models.
China’s Contributions and Initiatives
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and other global initiatives indicate its commitment to contributing to a shared global future.
India and China: Natural Partners
China and India, home to a third of the global population, can work together to build an inclusive, open, and prosperous world. Both nations can synergize their development, security, and civilization initiatives, embodying the will of the Global South.