China’s pro­posal of con­nect­ing po­lice forces can be so­lu­tion for global in­sta­bil­ity

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As the world is plagued by mount­ing global se­cu­rity chal­lenges, both old and new, the new pro­posal by Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping on in­ter­na­tional se­cu­rity has given a boost to global sta­bil­ity.

Speak­ing at the open­ing cer­e­mony of the 86th In­ter­pol Gen­eral Assem­bly on Tues­day, Xi pro­posed bet­ter co­op­er­a­tion and in­no­va­tion, up­hold­ing the rule of law and seek­ing mu­tual ben­e­fit to build univer­sal se­cu­rity for mankind.

Se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity are fun­da­men­tal to peace and devel­op­ment across the globe, and the world is far from tran­quil. Global se­cu­rity is fac­ing chal­lenges such as wide­spread ter­ror­ism, cy­ber crime and or­ga­nized crime, which all threaten na­tional se­cu­rity, so­cial sta­bil­ity and eco­nomic devel­op­ment around the world.

In an in­creas­ingly in­ter­con­nected world, se­cu­rity prob­lems go be­yond na­tional bound­aries. A se­cu­rity flaw in one coun­try can eas­ily be­come an Achilles’ heel for re­gional and even global se­cu­rity.

Se­cu­rity of a coun­try can­not be en­sured by an in­di­vid­ual or sin­gle coun­try; rather, joint ef­forts of dif­fer­ent gov­ern­ments are needed to im­prove co­op­er­a­tion and com­bat crime.

As Xi put it, “Coun­tries should adopt a con­cept of com­mon, com­pre­hen­sive, co­op­er­a­tive and sus­tain­able se­cu­rity, and jointly re­spond to se­cu­rity chal­lenges.” With its re­mark­able progress in com­bat­ing crime and the devel­op­ment of a so­phis­ti­cated law en­force­ment and crime pre­ven­tion sys­tem over the years, China today en­joys sus­tained eco­nomic growth and so­cial sta­bil­ity, and its peo­ple lead a happy and peace­ful life.

More and more peo­ple be­lieve China is one of the most se­cure coun­tries in the world, which in turn has con­trib­uted to global se­cu­rity.

While fo­cus­ing on its own se­cu­rity and devel­op­ment, China has helped its neigh­bors, shar­ing its ex­pe­ri­ence and mak­ing its due con­tri­bu­tion.

The coun­try has ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in global law en­force­ment and se­cu­rity, work­ing with other coun­tries in ex­tra­di­tion, in­ter­na­tional tele­com fraud and drug traf­fick­ing.

China res­o­lutely sup­ports the in­ter­na­tional fight against ter­ror­ism, and has been en­gaged in in-depth co­op­er­a­tion with more than 70 coun­tries and re­gions in com­bat­ing cy­ber crime.

The coun­try has sent 2,609 peace­keep­ers to serve in UN mis­sions in nine re­gions, in­clud­ing South Su­dan, Dar­fur in Su­dan, Mali and Liberia, mak­ing it the largest con­trib­u­tor of troops among the five per­ma­nent mem­bers of the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil.

The Chi­nese pres­i­dent also un­veiled con­crete ac­tion to support In­ter­pol in the next five years, with a spe­cial fo­cus on un­der­de­vel­oped coun­tries and re­gions.

Mea­sures listed in­clude giv­ing support to joint global ac­tions against ter­ror­ism, cy­ber crime and new or­ga­nized crime each year, and up­grad­ing In­ter­pol com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems and crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion labs for 100 de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

The Chi­nese govern­ment also plans to set up an in­ter­na­tional law en­force­ment col­lege un­der its Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity to of­fer train­ing to 20,000 law en­force­ment per­son­nel for de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

En­sur­ing global se­cu­rity is an ar­du­ous, com­pli­cated and pro­longed mis­sion.

While In­ter­pol ob­serves its motto of “Con­nect­ing Po­lice for a Safer World,” China’s pro­posal and ac­tions may well serve as so­lu­tions to in­ter­na­tional se­cu­rity co­op­er­a­tion and a safer world.

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