BEIJING, Aug. 16 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Li Shangfu attended the 11th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) and delivered a speech on August 15.
Gen. Li stated that the Global Security Initiative (GSI) proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping advocates the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and follows a new path to security that features dialogue over confrontation, partnership over alliance and win-win over zero-sum. This approach has received positive responses from the international community.
The GSI embodies the longing for global peace, harmonious coexistence and common development. China looks forward to working with the rest of the world to implement the GSI and bring more stability and positive energy to the turbulent world, General Li said.
As a staunch force in maintaining global peace, General Li pointed out, the Chinese military is willing to work with the militaries of other countries to enhance the strategic mutual trust in military security and the practical cooperation in various professional fields, jointly establish a platform for security cooperation, and make new and greater contributions to upholding global security.
Then, General Li mentioned that the Taiwan question is China's internal affair that brooks no external interference. "The reunification of China is an inevitable historical trend. Playing with fire on the Taiwan question and attempting to 'contain China with Taiwan' will undoubtedly end in failure," he stressed.
On the sideline of the conference, General Li Shangfu held talks with Russian Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries and militaries. He also held bilateral meetings with heads of defense departments and armed forces from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and other countries.