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Zhang Yesui: New Concepts Are Needed to Tackle New Issues

2017/06/24

On June 24, 2017, in a speech at the luncheon of the Sixth World Peace Forum, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui said that at present, the world is facing structural adjustment as well as unprecedented opportunities for development. As ideas guide practice, so tackling new issues requires new concepts. President Xi Jinping has repeatedly advocated that all parties should strengthen the awareness of community of shared destiny, establish a new type of international relations with win-win cooperation at the core, develop a concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and explore a new path for safeguarding world peace and security.

Zhang Yesui said that last month, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing. President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech, pointing out that we should firmly adhere to wide consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits and make policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds as common goals, building the "Belt and Road" into a road of peace, prosperity, openness, innovation and civilization. It is believed that the role of "Belt and Road", an important international public product, will be more prominent over time.

Zhang Yesui expressed that terrorism is the enemy of all human beings, seriously threatening global peace and security. China strongly condemns all forms of terrorism and stands ready to actively promote bilateral and multilateral practical cooperation on counter-terrorism with all parties. Climate change is a common challenge for human beings. China will earnestly implement the Paris Agreement and take effective measures to cope with climate change. The current tension in the Korean Peninsula is causing great concern. In order to ease the tension and find a breakthrough for the resumption of dialogue, we put forward the "double suspension" proposal, that is, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea suspends its nuclear program while the US and the ROK suspend their large-scale military exercises. On this basis, we could advance the “dual-track” approach of denuclearizing the peninsula on the one hand and establishing a peace mechanism on the other, so as to solve all parties’ security concerns with balance and achieve long-term stability on the peninsula. China is a friendly partner of all countries in the Gulf region. It is hoped that the Gulf countries can properly resolve the differences appeared recently though negotiation.

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