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०४ शुक्रबार, श्रावण २०८१17th April 2024, 11:33:48 am

Senator Mushahid Hussain praises China for leading 'alternative global order

२१ बिहिबार , असार २०८११४ दिन अगाडि

Senator Mushahid Hussain praises China for leading 'alternative global order

Senator attends event commemorating 70 years of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence in China.

Rizwan Shehzad- - - -


Senator Mushahid Hussain has praised China for establishing an 'alternative new global' order based on equality and justice.

He made these remarks at an International Conference in Beijing organised by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate 70 years of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

The event was attended by over 200 political leaders, scholars, intellectuals, economists, and journalists from more than 50 countries.

Chairman of the Pakistan-China Institute and Co-Chairman of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Senator Mushahid also expressed gratitude to President Xi Jinping for awarding him the prestigious 5 Principles of Peaceful Coexistence Award.

He described President Xi Jinping's speech at the function as "truly significant, having far-reaching historical significance."

Mushahid noted the three-fold relevance of the Beijing Conference for contemporary international politics.

First, he highlighted China's initiative for the 5 Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and its continuity through President Xi Jinping’s vision of a 'Community for Shared Future for Mankind,' which he described as visions rooted in Asian wisdom.

Second, he emphasised that this is the first non-Western vision of a new global order that rejects hegemony, militarism, or the diktat of any single power.

Third, he pointed out that the Global South, comprising countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, now represents the world's majority and supports China's initiatives.

Mushahid cited examples of China's contributions to Asian wisdom, such as the philosophies of 'Seek Truth from Facts' and 'Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.'

He added, "China is the only country in history to rise peacefully, without conquest, colonisation, invasion, occupation, or aggression."

He appealed to the West to discard notions of a New Cold War or 'containment' of China, concluding his speech with a quotation from the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius: "Do not do to others what you do not want others to do to you."

Earlier, Senator Mushahid led a group of 30 prominent 'Friends of China' who were invited by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

He addressed a special banquet, referencing his over 50-year relationship with China, which began with his first visit as a 17-year-old college student leading a youth friendship delegation in the early 1970s.

@Tribune Ju;y 4