On December 3, 2013, the ninth General Conference of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) was held in Beijing. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin attended the conference and delivered a keynote speech entitled Asia’s Security and China’s Responsibility.
In his speech, Liu Zhenmin analyzed the opportunities and challenges of Asia-Pacific security situation, elaborated on China’s new security concept and introduced China’s positive role in safeguarding and promoting Asia’s security. Liu Zhenmin, combined with the situation of a conference on the diplomatic work on neighboring countries, stressed that China will continue to pursue the foreign policy of fostering friendship and partnership with its neighbors, highlight the new neighboring diplomatic concept of closeness, sincerity, sharing in prosperity, and inclusiveness so as to make China’s development better benefit neighboring countries and to provide more public security products to Asia and the world at large. After the speech, Liu Zhenmin answered the questions from the audiences at site.
Founded in 1994, CSCAP is currently one of the most influential "double-track" mechanisms for security dialogue and cooperation in Asia-Pacific region, which consists of 19 Asia-Pacific members including China, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The General Conference represents the highest academic level of CSCAP and is held once every two years. This is the first time for the General Conference of CSCAP being held in China, sponsored by China Institute of International Studies. More than 200 scholars from Asia-Pacific countries attended the conference.