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Xi Hints at Plans for New China-led Global Security Order

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote address at the 2022 Boao Asia Forum. Image via Xinhua.

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a new global security initiative while rejecting the economic decoupling championed by the United States. Xi spoke Thursday at the Boao Forum for Asia, traditionally an occasion for the announcement of broad, new policy directions. The speech gave a glimpse into China’s views of a China-led global order, which is sure to gain attention throughout the Global South, amid the ongoing impacts of the Ukraine conflict.

Xi’s message to developing world: China is your champion and defender and partner in promoting development. His message to rest of world: China will be the engine of global growth. Countries will benefit from China’s rise (…if they stay in Beijing’s good graces).

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