China-Rus­sia part­ner­ship to change world sce­nario

Pakistan Observer - - EDITORIALS & COMMENTS -

CON­TRARY to present cul­ture of bul­ly­ing, dic­ta­tion, sanc­tions etc, China has ush­ered a new era of diplo­macy based on the wel­fare of hu­man­ity. Hats off to the vi­sion­ary lead­er­ship of Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping for pur­su­ing the pol­icy of deeper eco­nomic in­te­gra­tion with dif­fer­ent coun­tries to achieve the ob­jec­tive of shared pros­per­ity and peace. His strate­gic ini­tia­tive of ‘One Belt One Road’, which will con­nect dif­fer­ent re­gions, is a step in that di­rec­tion.

Be­cause of his idea of re­viv­ing the old Silk Route, the Chi­nese pres­i­dent in fact has earned re­spect and ap­plause ev­ery­where. In our view, the lat­est in­ter­ac­tion be­tween the lead­er­ship of China and Rus­sia and their grow­ing re­la­tions are set to give new di­men­sions to in­ter­na­tional diplo­macy. In an in­ter­view ahead of his first ever visit to China, Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin ad­mit­ted that trust level be­tween the two coun­tries has reached an un­prece­dented level which has laid a solid foun­da­tion for bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion. De­spite Western sanc­tions and Wash­ing­ton’s dis­ap­proval of their strate­gic al­liance, both China and Rus­sia have proved that their part­ner­ship is vi­tal by ex­pand­ing co­op­er­a­tion in dif­fer­ent fields. Ac­cord­ing to ex­perts as both coun­tries do not want hege­mony in the world and share a com­mon multi-po­lar ap­proach to in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, it is be­lieved that their strong part­ner­ship will achieve the ob­jec­tives of world peace and sta­bil­ity which has so far suf­fered im­mensely be­cause of the self fo­cused and con­tro­ver­sial poli­cies of some coun­tries. Both Bei­jing and Moscow are per­ma­nent mem­bers of the UNSC and their closer re­la­tions and una­nim­ity of views will in­deed help this world see the dawn of shared peace and pros­per­ity. The two coun­tries have the ca­pac­ity and ca­pa­bil­ity to write a new world or­der –the one that serves the in­ter­ests of en­tire hu­man­ity and make the lives of our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions safe and se­cured.

IT is an im­mutable law of na­ture that it is al­ways the weaker crea tures that are pro­vided with ex­tra pro­tec­tion. Would be preda­tors, by that to­ken, very rarely pos­sess pro­tec­tive shells. Their prospec­tive vic­tims, though, in­vari­ably do. All in all, na­ture does be­lieve in a bal­ance of sorts. If preda­tors were to have their way, no crea­ture would en­joy the pro­tec­tion in the na­ture of a hard shell, spikes or colour cam­ou­flage. But, then, na­ture has its own pri­or­i­ties, quite un­like the case with hu­mankind. One can pin­point sev­eral ob­vi­ous dif­fer­ences. Na­ture, for one thing, does not be­lieve in mul­ti­lat­eral treaties heav­ily bi­ased in favour of the strong. In­stead, weigh­tage is af­forded only to those that are in dire need, not to those that are al­ready over-en­dowed.

Hav­ing trudged this far, one owes the reader an ex­pla­na­tion and a plau­si­ble one at that. The fact is that one is obliged to hark back to the laws of na­ture when con­fronted with man­made laws in this rather un­just world of ours. This is all the more rel­e­vant in the case of coun­tries like the Land of the Pure. Today, when talk of “glob­al­i­sa­tion” is in the air, time may per­haps be op­por­tune to have a closer look at na­ture’s de­sign for the world at large (not to be con­fused with the world’s de­signs on na­ture!).

Glob­al­i­sa­tion, one is in­formed on good au­thor­ity, means open bor­ders for flows of fi­nance, busi­ness, trade, ideas and cul­tural val­ues. Sounds good that, does it not? The ad­vo­cates of glob­al­i­sa­tion – and there are many - present this as a panacea for all the

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