September 25, 2022
At Regional SCO Summit, Xi Jinping Warns Against “Color Revolutions”

At Regional SCO Summit, Xi Jinping Warns Against “Color Revolutions”

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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on SCO member states to be wary of “color revolutions” provoked by “external forces” and asked them to maintain strategic independence and protect regional stability in a veiled attack on the US, Because it expands its influence in India. -Pacific region.

Addressing the 22nd SCO summit in the historic Uzbek city, Xi also announced the group’s plans to set up a center in China to train counter-terrorism personnel and a development bank to accelerate regional economic integration. established.

Xi congratulated India for taking turns chairing the eight-member regional grouping based in Beijing.

“Here I want to congratulate India on behalf of China on becoming the next SCO President. We will support India together with other member countries,” he said at the summit.

“The once-in-a-century pandemic continues unabated. Regional conflicts continue to flare up. Cold War mentality and group politics are re-emerging, so unilateralism and protectionism. Economic globalization has faced adversity,” he said in a statement. Said in a small indirect attack against America.

He said that under these new conditions, the SCO, as an important creative force in international and regional affairs, should position itself well to transform international dynamics, strengthen solidarity and cooperation.

Xi, general secretary of the ruling communist, said “we must refrain from attempts by external forces to provoke a “color revolution”, resist joint interference in the internal affairs of other countries under any pretext, and put our future in our own hands. Must hold firmly.” The party said the party came amid growing conflicts with both Beijing and Moscow over a range of issues.

China claims almost all of the disputed South China Sea, although Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts of it. Beijing has built artificial islands and military installations in the South China Sea. The US has regularly countered Beijing’s claims by sending warships to the strategically important Indo-Pacific region.

He has also announced new initiatives for SCO.

China is set to train 2,000 law enforcement personnel and establish a China-SCO base for anti-terrorism personnel training for SCO member states over the next five years, to enhance capacity building for law enforcement of SCO member states Can you ,

China will provide emergency humanitarian assistance of 1.5 billion RMB yuan, (US$105 million) of food grains and other supplies to developing countries.

“We need to ensure the implementation of the roadmap to expand the shares of local currency settlement to SCO member states, develop better systems for cross-border payments and settlement in local currencies, work to establish the SCO Development Bank do, and thus speed up regional economic integration,” he said.

Next year, China will host an SCO ministers meeting on development cooperation and an industrial and supply chain forum, and establish a China-SCO Big Data Cooperation Center to build new engines of common development, Xi said.

He said China is ready to cooperate with all other parties in space and provide satellite data service to support them in agricultural development, connectivity and disaster mitigation and relief.

China will build the China-SCO Ice and Snow Sports Demonstration Area next year and host the SCO Forum on Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development and Partner Cities. He said that over the next three years, China will conduct 2,000 free cataract operations for SCO member countries and provide 5,000 human resource training opportunities to them.

“Member states need to advocate for an approach to common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security and to reject any attempt to create bloc conflicts and damage regional stability,” he said.

China has been critical of the Quad (US, India, Japan and Australia) and AUX (US, UK and Australia) alliances, alleging that they were intended to halt its rise.

“Considering the security needs of the countries of the region, they should build a consensus on security cooperation and work together to safeguard the continued stability and security in the region,” Xi said. The SCO must enhance its law enforcement cooperation and prevent terrorist and extremist forces from endangering regional security.

Over the years, the SCO has developed a counter-terrorism force called the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) which was considered one of the main forces of the organization.

Security concerns in the South and Central Asian region escalated after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan following the abrupt withdrawal of US troops amid reports of al-Qaeda and Islamic State militants regrouping in the war-torn country.

“We must ensure that the mechanisms of coordination and cooperation between the SCO-Afghanistan Liaison Group and Afghanistan’s neighbors continue to play their part; and that we must ensure that the Afghan authorities establish a broad-based and inclusive political structure and provide ground for terrorism-producing areas.” “We must continue to conduct joint anti-terrorism exercises, take strong action on terrorism, separatism and extremism, drug trafficking as well as cyber and international organized crimes; And we must effectively address the challenges in data security, biosecurity, outer space security and other non-traditional security domains”, he said.

He said that China supports the expansion of the SCO. Iran has already been accepted as the ninth member of the group.

China supports to pursue SCO expansion in an active but prudent manner, and this includes going through the process of accepting Iran as a member state, initiating the process for the accession of Belarus, Bahrain, Maldives, United Arab Emirates, Including accepting Kuwait and Myanmar. Xi said, the dialogue partners, and granting legal status to the relevant enforcing countries because of them.

He also spoke of the next month’s Congress of China’s ruling Communist Party (CPC), which is widely expected to support Xi for an unprecedented third five-year term. All his predecessors retired after two terms.

Xi said that the 20th National Congress will prepare a roadmap for China’s development in the next phase.

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