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UPDATED: 13:27, December 27, 2004
China to continue to pursue new security concept for world peace
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The new security concept, highlighted in a white paper on China's national defense, is one of China's most important theories in international security and China will continue to stick to it, said a military expert Monday.

The concept inherits the spirit of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and China's defensive national defense policy, said Yuan Zhengling, one of the drafters of the white paper which was issued here Monday.

"A large developing country should have its own voice on security issues," he said.

The white paper, issued by the Information Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, reiterates that China pursues an independent policy of peace and adheres to the new security concept featuring mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and coordination.

It is the fourth time that China advocates the new security concept in its white paper on national defense after raising the concept in the 1998 and enriching it in 2000 and 2002.

According to him, the "new" security concept differs from the traditional security concept during the Cold War era, which reflected the efforts of the two superpowers to try to seek hegemony in the world through two military blocs by resorting to force or threat of force to resolve disputes between nations.

"The new security concept China advocates is thoroughly different from the Cold War mentality."

The new security concept highlights a win-win thought and is in line with the historical trend of economic globalization and the people's call for cooperation and world peace.

China has proven the feasibility and active role of the new security concept through its own efforts such as actively seeking to settle border disputes with neighboring countries through peace talks and setting up regional economic and security cooperative mechanism in various forms, he said.

"The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a shining example of success in implementing the concept," he said.


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