New Asian Security Concept

(Foreign Affairs in the New Era)

Updated:2020-01-19 |

New Asian Security Concept

Addressing the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence- building Measures in Asia held in Shanghai in May 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced an Asian security concept that emphasizes joint and comprehensive measures and cooperation in ensuring sustainable security. He proposed creating a regional security cooperation framework under the new concept, one that aims at carving a path through joint efforts to a secure future in Asia enjoyed by all.

A focus on common security means that the security needs of every country should be respected and duly met. Comprehensive measures should be taken to ensure security in both traditional and non-traditional fields. Cooperation and dialogue are indispensable to strengthening the security of both individual countries and the region as a whole. Sustainable security is possible only when security measures are implemented in conjunction with sustained development efforts.