China urges the nations in the Asia Pacific region to abandon the Cold War mentality, respect other countries' legitimate interests and accomplish positive interactions to achieve peace and stability. It opined that nations of small and medium sizes should refrain from taking sides.
A day before President-elect Donald Trump takes oath as the new leader of the United States, the People's Republic of China released a white paper, through CCTV, entitled "China's Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation," highlighting its stance on the regional conflict while endeavoring to maintain peace and stability.
According to the white paper, China's interests in development and security are part of its strategic task toward modernization.
Toward such end, China encourages other nations to establish partnerships in the Asia Pacific, instead of forging alliances, and to pave a new road to dialogue rather than confrontation. The partnerships formed should be characterized by mutual trust, beneficial cooperation and inclusiveness.
The white paper also reveals that China has been cooperating with the United States in building a different model designed for "major-country relations" to feature non-confrontational and non-conflicting cooperation.
Further, the white paper said that China is committed to creating a closer partnership with India and in deepening its "comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination with Russia."
Also, part of its policies is to intensify its military cooperation and exchanges as guarantee of peace and stability. Its armed forces significantly provide support to its development and contributes to its maintenance of regional stability and world peace.
While it adheres to consultation and negotiation in resolving disputes, especially when it comes to territorial disputes over the South China Sea, it will nevertheless augment its military exercises to support stability and peace in the Asia Pacific, according to the document.
As it faces complex and diverse threats to its security, territorial integrity and national unity, China is poised to build a powerful national defense force consistent with its international status.