An objective look at china led framework
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- At the Lanting Forum in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang emphasized the newly released Global Security Initiative (GSI) Concept Paper on February 21. According to its description, the GSI is a framework headed by China that aims to re-establish peace and security, especially in Asia.
Points to Ponder:
- Mutual regard, openness and inclusion, multilateralism, mutual gain, and a holistic strategy are the GSI’s five main foundations for implementation.
- GSI is designed to be a hollow narrative that competes with US authority and prevailing US-led ideas.
- The core of the GSI’s first principle is the requirement that nations uphold international law and the United Nations Charter while fostering relations based on reciprocal confidence and consideration for one another’s sensibilities.
- Its second guiding principle is the GSI’s openness to leading inclusive international accords.
- It’s ironic that China still enforces exclusionary policies in the East and South China Seas.
- To handle issues of concern with the parties concerned, the third principle centers on mutual and international security collaboration and talks.
- As it continues to strengthen its military power projection in the disputed region and engage in a variety of grey zone strategies, China continues to postpone the creation of a crucial code of conduct for the South China Sea.
- The fourth principle emphasizes the GSI’s emphasis on positive-sum collaboration in which all parties engaged can benefit.
- Disregard for global financial stability by supporting risky projects for nations with weak or nonexistent credit ratings, which increases their debt loads.
- Additionally, this is just another example of Beijing’s disdain for the sovereignty and rights of its neighbors.
- The GSI’s final tenet promotes a comprehensive strategy for dealing with both conventional and non-conventional security dangers, emphasizing the need to get rid of any “breeding grounds for insecurity.”
- China is still a significant contributor to instability in the non-traditional security sphere, from its claimed lack of responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic to its arming of terrorist organizations, such as those in Myanmar.