——Keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the INTERPOL’s 86th General Assembly
(September 26, 2017, Beijing)
Ladies and gentlemen, friends:
Law enforcement officials from 158 countries and regions, heads of Interpol, and representatives of relevant international agencies gathered in Beijing to hold the 96th General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization to jointly discuss international cooperation in law enforcement and security cooperation to promote global security governance and maintenance. The security and stability of the world is of great significance.
First of all, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, and in my own name, I would like to express my sincere welcome to all delegates and distinguished guests. Warm congratulations on the opening of this meeting!
Interpol is the international law enforcement cooperation organization with the largest global coverage, the largest number of members, and the most extensive representation. Since its establishment nearly 100 years ago, the International Criminal Police Organization has been committed to enhancing mutual trust and cooperation, promoting world security, and following the concept of making the world safer. It has played an irreplaceable role in bringing together the police consensus of all countries in the world, deepening international law enforcement and security cooperation, and jointly cracking down on crimes. . Since China resumed its legal seat in the International Criminal Police Organization in 1984, it has abide by the purposes of the International Criminal Police Organization and abide by the Constitution of the International Criminal Police Organization. It has continuously deepened law enforcement and security cooperation with the police of Interpol and its member states, and has contributed to maintaining world security and stability. The convening of this conference in Beijing will surely be a complete success and make new contributions to promoting global security governance and safeguarding world security and stability.
Ladies, gentlemen and friends!
In today’s world, countries are interconnected and interdependent, global destiny is shared and solidarity is concerned, and peace, development, cooperation, and win-win results have never become an irresistible historical trend like today. At the same time, the world today is not peaceful, global security issues such as terrorism, cybercrime, transnational organized crime, and new types of crimes have become increasingly prominent. Threats in the security arena have emerged one after another and humankind is facing many common challenges.
– The linkage of security issues has become more prominent. Security issues are closely related to political, economic, cultural, ethnic, and religious issues. Non-traditional security threats and traditional security threats are intertwined. A seemingly simple security issue is often not treated simply. Otherwise, it may become a dilemma. Terrorism is a typical example. Its proliferation is affected by various complicated factors such as economic development, geopolitics, and religious culture. It is impossible to fundamentally solve problems simply by one means.
– The transnational nature of security issues is even more pronounced. Security issues have already surpassed national borders. The security shortcomings of any country will lead to an influx of external risks and pose a security risk. The security problems of any country will accumulate to a certain extent and spillovers will become regional or even global security problems. Countries can be said to live together in safety and common sense. No country can stay out of the way and remain alone, and no country can accomplish the so-called absolute security.
– The diversity of security issues has become more prominent. The connotation and extension of global security issues are constantly expanding. Traditional crimes have been transformed into new ones through the role of the Internet and new media. New types of new crimes such as telecommunications fraud and financial fraud have been bred in large numbers, transnational organized crimes have escalated, refugee crises have intensified, and cyber attacks have become increasingly rampant. Internet piracy has become a prominent issue that jeopardizes the security of countries. Various security issues are intertwined and interact with each other, making it more difficult to solve them.
The world today is full of hope and uncertainty, and people are full of expectations and puzzled about the future. If the security issue is not resolved well, the noble cause of peace and development of mankind will be difficult to advance smoothly. The issue of security is indeed a major issue that bears on the future of mankind. It must arouse the attention of all countries and the international community.
Ladies, gentlemen and friends!
On January 18 of this year, I delivered a speech at the UN headquarters in Geneva, showing China’s views on promoting world peace and development. The basic point is that all countries must jointly build a community of human destiny and realize shared benefits. To realize the common security of all countries is a due meaning in the construction of the human fate community. To promote peace and development, we must first maintain security and stability; without security and stability, we cannot talk about peace and development. China is ready to work with governments, law enforcement agencies, and international organizations to hold high the banner of cooperation, innovation, the rule of law, and win-win cooperation, strengthen cooperation in policing and security, and jointly build a common security human destiny community. Here, I propose 4 points.
First, we must adhere to cooperation and common development to achieve lasting security. “The single is easy to fold, and the others are difficult to destroy.” To effectively deal with the difficulties and challenges facing mankind, cooperation is our only choice. The fate of the world should be shared by all countries. Global affairs should be discussed by all countries. In today’s world, there is no absolute security of paradise. The security issue is two-way and linked. It is not only undesirable but also ultimately harmful to oneself because it only considers the security of one country and ignores the security of other countries and sacrifices other countries’ security to seek its absolute security. Under the nest, there are eggs. All countries have the right to participate in international and regional security affairs on an equal footing. They also have the responsibility of maintaining international and regional security. Big countries have more resources and means, and they should play their role. At the same time, they must support and encourage other countries, especially the developing countries, to participate in global security governance on an equal footing, and they all play a role together. All countries should establish a common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable global security concept, establish a sense of cooperation in responding to security challenges, seek security through cooperation, seek stability, promote peace and promote development through security, and strive to create a lasting security and stable environment for people of all countries. .
Second, persist in reform and innovation and achieve common governance. In today’s world, the security situation is very complicated. Security challenges emerge in an endless stream and many new situations and problems have emerged. Faced with these new situations and new issues, the current global security governance system has many areas that are incompatible with it, and it should be reformed and improved to promote a more equitable, more reasonable, and more effective global security governance system. Perfecting the global security governance system requires governments, international organizations, and specialized forces to play an active role. It also requires the participation of all sectors of society to continuously improve the integrity and synergy of global security governance. Governments and inter-governmental organizations in various countries must assume the main responsibility for security governance. At the same time, they must encourage non-governmental organizations, multinational corporations, and civil society to actively participate in the formation of security governance. It is necessary to reform and improve the global governance system, apply advanced concepts, scientific attitudes, professional methods, and refined standards to improve the effectiveness of security governance, and focus on promoting systematic, scientific, intelligent, legalization of social governance, and improving various types of forecasting, early warning, and prevention. Security risk capabilities increase the predictability, accuracy, and efficiency of security governance.
Third, uphold the spirit of the rule of law and achieve fairness and justice. More than 2,000 years ago, Guan Zhong, an ancient Chinese thinker, said: “The Fa, so they are prosperous and fierce; the ruler is, so they must be divided up to compete; so that it is wise to make things known.” The rule of law is an important achievement of human political civilization. , is the basic means of modern society governance. Law enforcement and security cooperation between countries must not only comply with the respective legal provisions of the two countries, but also ensure that international law is applied equally and in an equal manner, and that double standards cannot be pursued, nor can they be combined or abandoned. Security issues of the same nature, especially counter-terrorism, refugees, and epidemic situations, cannot adopt diametrically opposed attitudes toward other countries based on their immediate interests. We must uphold and safeguard the UN Charter and the Constitution of the International Criminal Police Organization, earnestly implement the Convention on Combating Transnational Crimes and the Convention against Corruption, and constantly improve relevant international rules to ensure that the international order is fair and reasonable and human society is fair and just.
Fourth, we must adhere to the principle of mutual benefit and win-win outcomes to achieve balanced commonwealth. With more than 190 countries and regions and more than 7 billion people in the world, it has become a global village of solidarity and destiny. The safety benefits You and I have among you. We must abandon the narrow-minded thinking of being alone, being self-serving, and taking advantage of neighbors. All parties should resolutely pursue a win-win, win-win, and win-win concept. When seeking their own safety, they must take into account the security of other countries and strive to achieve a mutually beneficial and win-win road to safety. We believe that only justice and benefit can both benefit justice and benefit, and only a balance between justice and profit can achieve a win-win situation. To establish a correct view of righteousness and profit, big countries must give greater support to underdeveloped countries and regions in terms of security and development. Only in this way can the results of the development of human civilization achieve better balance and sharing, and international law enforcement cooperation can benefit more and more countries, and the dream of universal security can become a reality as soon as possible.
Ladies, gentlemen and friends!
We believe that achieving national development is a contribution to the world, and achieving security and stability at home is also a contribution to the world. Allowing the people to enjoy a safe and stable living and living environment is an important goal for China’s governance of the country. In recent years, in the process of continuously advancing economic development and improving people’s living standards, we have continued to promote the construction of a peaceful China and the rule of law, closely focused on prominent public security issues that affect people’s sense of security, and severely cracked down and strictly guarded against various criminal activities. We will comprehensively strengthen the construction of a social security prevention and control system and advance the modernization of social governance systems and governance capabilities. At present, Chinese society is stable and orderly, and people live and work in peace. More and more people think that China is one of the safest countries in the world. This is China’s contribution to world security and stability.
We have profoundly realized that China needs a safe and stable international environment for development. China cannot develop in a chaotic world. While carrying out its own affairs, China has always performed its duties earnestly, abide by international rules, fulfilled its international obligations, and actively participated in and promoted international law enforcement cooperation and global security governance. China resolutely supports the international anti-terrorism struggle, and has conducted in-depth cooperation with more than 70 countries and regions in combating cybercrime cooperation, and has proposed an international anti-drug cooperation program with joint responsibilities and social co-governance. It has joined forces to launch international pursuits, crack down on telecommunications fraud, and other law enforcement. Acting to fully participate in law enforcement and security cooperation within the framework of international and regional cooperation among the UN, Interpol, SCO, China-ASEAN, etc., created a law enforcement security cooperation mechanism in the Mekong River Basin, and established an international law enforcement cooperation for the new Eurasian Continental Bridge safety corridor. forum. China firmly supports and actively participates in UN peacekeeping operations. It is the country with the largest number of peacekeepers among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. To date, it has dispatched 2,609 peacekeeping police and peacekeeping riot teams to nine UN peacekeeping missions. On January 12, 2010, eight Chinese peacekeeping police officers were honored and sacrificed in the peacekeeping operation in Haiti, and they sacrificed their precious lives to safeguard world peace.
Ladies, gentlemen and friends!
China is willing to share the experience of security governance with all countries in the world and is willing to contribute wisdom and strength to global security governance. China highly praises Interpol for its efforts to maintain world security and stability and will continue to support Interpol in playing a greater role in global security governance.
Here, I declare that in the next five years, the Chinese government will take the following practical actions to support Interpol.
The first is to increase support for Interpol’s global operations and support Interpol to conduct three global joint operations each year in the fields of fighting terrorism, combating cybercrime, and combating new organized crime.
The second is to increase support for Interpol’s law enforcement capacity building, support the establishment of a global training system, train 5,000 law enforcement personnel for developing countries, and assist 100 100 developing countries in upgrading and upgrading Interpol’s communications systems and criminal investigation laboratories. Promote the balanced development of global police law enforcement capabilities. The Chinese government will set up an International Law Enforcement Academy of the Ministry of Public Security to train 20,000 law enforcement personnel for developing countries.
Third, support Interpol to enhance its global influence and leadership, support Interpol to recruit 20 middle-level and high-level talents, especially talents from developing countries, support Interpol to build strategic research institutions, and establish a malfeasance police pension fund.
Ladies, gentlemen and friends!
The future of mankind is bright, but the bright future will not come automatically, and mankind must work together to create it. The road to peace and development will not be easy, and the goal of building a community of human destiny requires all nations to work tirelessly. China is willing to cooperate closely with and cooperate with the vast number of member states, international organizations and agencies, actively participate in global security governance, and make new and greater contributions to promoting the noble cause of peace and development of mankind!
thank you all.
(Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 26)
“People’s Daily” (September 27, 2017 02)