Safeguarding the world peace and opening its door to other nations still top China’s pursuit of peaceful development. As a main contributor, participator, and beneficiary of the post-WorldWar II order, China will neither seek hegemony nor pose a threat to the regional security, despite its notable rise in recent years.
Founded on the principles of UN Charter, the postwar world order is far from flawless and has received a number of complaints from developing economies, which are often marginalized by the traditional advanced ones in theWest. The world body, too, should have played a more significant and efficient role in defusing regional tensions and guiding the development of some povertystricken areas.
In effect, what Beijing aims to promote is a benign multi-polarization in the system, which can allow the less developed nations to have a bigger say in global and regional affairs. ChallengingWashington’s global leadership and the current global order is never an option. The controllable strategic competition between the two nations is not a zero-sum game either.
China’s concrete contributions to the betterment of the global order,