Peace­ful de­vel­op­ment

China Daily (Canada) - - TORONTO -

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,

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