6th Xiangshan Forum is held in Beijing, Oct 17, 2015.
Addressing the 6th Xiangshan Forum, Vice Chairman of the Central
Military Commission Fan Changlong unveiled a set of China's latest
pledges to boost peace and stability in war-torn areas and China's
neighborhood, such as the Southeast Asia.
In a keynote speech at the annual high-level defense and security event
gathering of senior officials and leading scholars from around the world
on Saturday, Fan said the Chinese military will implement the commitment
and initiatives put forth recently by President Xi Jinping "in a
In September, President Xi Jinping announced a range of Chinese
initiatives to boost peace and security at the summit in New York
marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
Elaborating on China's future plans, Fan said that China will "speed up
the building of an 8,000-troop standby peacekeeping force, and provide
training programs to 2,000 peacekeepers of relevant countries in the
coming five years.”
In accordance with the UN Security Council resolution, China will
continue to carry out escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and offshore
Somalia, he said.
In the Southeast Asia, China will "strengthen counter-piracy experience
exchanges and cooperation with relevant countries in the sea areas of
Southeast Asia and beyond".
"We will endeavor to improve the China-ASEAN defense and security
exchange and cooperation mechanisms through consultation, explore the
possibility of establishing direct telephone links, send liaison
officers for security cooperation to the Chinese mission to ASEAN, and
enhance multilateral defense consultation and coordination," he said.
Fan confirmed that China "will make active preparations for the joint
training by using CUES (Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea), joint
maritime search and rescue and HADR excises with relevant countries".
As an important platform for security and defense dialogue in the
Asia-Pacific, the Xiangshan Forum has been convened for five consecutive
Fan said the forum is "playing a significant role in exchanging views,
enhancing understanding and expanding consensus".
China will carry further the positive outcomes and consensus achieved at
the Xiangshan Forum, and put them into decision-making process and
practice, so as to work with all countries to maintain regional security
and stability and world peace, he added.