China plays proactive role in promoting peace and stability in the region: says Zheng Xiwen

ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (INP):  China strictly follows the policy of mediation and
political dialogue in addressing the bilateral and regional conflicts,  said
Zheng Xiwen, a senior member of Chinese think-tank.

While commenting on “China towards geo-political situation in the region”,
he said  China now has become an internationally recognized force, playing a
peaceful, positive and constructive role in these issues.
According to Zeng, China has always been on forefront in helping the
distressed people across the world. When the Iraq War broke out in 2003,
China offered $407,300 in humanitarian aid to Iraqi refugees who fled to
Jordan. Later, China reiterated its promise to provide $25 million worth of
aid to Iraq.
During the country’s reconstruction process, Chinese enterprises helped Iraq
rebuild its oil industry, as well as restore Iraq’s nationwide
telecommunication service.

Aside from Iraq, China is sparing no effort to resolve the Afghanistan issue
and ease conflict between Palestine and Israel. China’s contributions can
also be found in hot spots such as Syria, Iran, North Korea, as well as
Sudan and South Sudan.
What’s more, China is an active and responsible stakeholder in UN-led
actions. Among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, China
has deployed the most forces to undertake international peaceful missions.

The IMF even stated that the ratio of China’s contribution to the world
economy has reached 30 percent, and that for each percentage point the
Chinese economy grows, the economy of Asia as a whole will expand by 0.3
percent.
China has remained a consistent supporter of less developed countries. The
foreign aid that China provided amounted to 89.34 billion yuan from 2010 to
2012, and China has granted zero tariff-rate quotas to 95 percent of
products from the least developed countries. This proportion will increase
to 97 percent in 2015, exempting these imports from taxes of 500 million
yuan.
China is also a generous facilitator in helping these least developed
countries get access to WTO.
China’s overseas investment has grown sharply in recent years, with
non-financial direct investment amounting to $90.17 billion in 2013, a
year-on-year increase of 16.8 percent.
China is now one of the big five in terms of capital export, serving as a
significant factor in helping some countries and regions reenergize their
economies, increase employment and improve local people’s livelihoods.
That is why in the US-Africa Summit earlier this year, many African leaders
rebutted some groundless accusations against China, which besmirched China’s
generosity to Africa as selfishness designed to exploit African resources,
saying instead that Chinese investments have brought real benefits to
Africa.

China is also stepping up efforts to launch an Asia Infrastructure
Investment Bank, which will play an important part in boosting Asian economy
and regional economic cooperation by providing funds for infrastructure and
other productive sectors of these Asian countries.
China insists on taking the path of peaceful development, and it is
dedicated to promoting the same vision around the globe.
By reinforcing dialogue and cooperation with other Asian countries, setting
up a regional code of conduct in security issues, and building security
partnerships, China will help create a region where mutual trust and equal
cooperation is the norm.
China will use its wisdom to help peacefully resolve hot spot issues through
political and diplomatic means.

INP

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