Foreign media that China’s security strategy must be compatible with “going out” policy
2011 年 2 月 21 日by the Chinese missile frigate “Wenzhou” ship, “MOS” consisting of naval ships to escort the eighth installment of a naval fleet set sail from Zhejiang Zhoushan, the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast perform escort missions. Hu Sheyou Photo Source: CFP Vision China
BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao” 7 published comments that Chinese companies and capital to go out, this is an essential part of this strategy must adhere to the practice as soon as possible to develop and “going out” strategy matching security strategy, national interests around the world to security planning, not only diplomatic plan, but also have military planning. Only from this level to think, and “national security”-related decision-making and implementation in order to achieve a comprehensive and detailed, but also to ensure “national security” integrity.
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the situation in Libya is still intense turbulence, the outcome remains to be seen, the long-term impact is difficult to predict. From the current situation, the withdrawal of China decisively early in the Lee staff, is very timely and wise, and worthy of recognition. But, after all, in the new international environment, China carried out under a no precedent for the practice, so of course there are also worthy of reflection and improvement.
More importantly, when China’s national interests around the world, the Chinese how to effectively protect the interests overseas?
as a new-coming industrial countries, China’s current foreign investment, mainly in developing countries rich in natural resources, to ensure that the supply of energy and raw materials, while the use of capital and cost advantages, the host country to undertake infrastructure projects. There is a special phenomenon is that Chinese companies involved in the land, many political and security order are more vulnerable countries, potentially greater risk.
years ago, Chinese enterprises and service personnel frequently attacked in some countries, the author wrote that the Chinese capital into these countries, not just commercial sense to analyze the costs and benefits, but also to estimate the non-commercial factors, the burden of cost, that is, political and security risks. Initially, when Chinese companies go abroad, apparently did not seriously consider this, because never in overseas adventure experience. Now, after years of exploration and practice, some companies have increased safety risk awareness, but awareness is still in business this level of self-protection, did not rise to the overall national policy level.
Chinese enterprises to go out to the Chinese capital, which is an essential part of this strategy, we must adhere to the practice, not because of frustration has encountered a similar retreat. However, China must quickly develop a set of “going out” strategy matching security strategy, the need for national interests around the world to security planning, not only diplomatic plan, but also have military planning.
history, almost all developed countries regard as gunboat policy backing for the national economy and the expansion of commercial interests to defend. China will not be this way now to protect their interests abroad in the future should not. However, China must open ideas, and explore the set of their international status and national strength to adapt to the overseas strategy. Chinese navy ships in the past to perform escort missions over the Indian Ocean, before the decision was made to escort there are many concerns, but in the end this step will go out, and now to prove how necessary. Therefore, in the protection of overseas interests, the Chinese must also dare to step in the strategy. But first, China must update their ideas.
in a different era, some of the elements of the concept must be changed. Such as “diplomacy”, meaning only the traditional model of the past, limited contacts between the Government and the government, but of the concept has been greatly enriched, including non-governmental diplomacy, military, diplomatic, parliamentary diplomacy, economic diplomacy, and so on. As the external economic and trade relations have become closer, commercial interests have become the core of China’s diplomacy, its importance has gone beyond the simple sense of the past “friendly contacts.”
Similarly, the “national security” of the concept has also been greatly extended. Traditional sense of security, but to prevent foreign invasion, to ensure that territory, territorial waters, airspace is not violated. But now, “national security” meaning has been extended to economic security, financial security, energy security, environmental security, food safety, and so on. China’s current development trends, especially economic and commercial interests to expand overseas, the trend has been to make “national security” was not very full of meaning.
Chinese companies, capital and people out of the territory, its security interests also will be out of the border. We can not mistake that citizens leave the country and capital, not part of its security interests of “national security” areas covered. Instead, Chinese citizens and companies go, “national security” would also extend to where. Moreover, reside overseas Chinese enterprises and citizens, their safety is indeed vital national security, they are looking for energy and raw materials for the state to expand the commercial market, their responsibilities and tasks itself, is to maintain and enhance national security, including supply of raw materials, export markets.
Therefore, I believe that the new era of China’s “national security”, to expand and enrich its meaning must be the overseas business interests, to include overseas citizens’ personal safety. Only from this level to think, and “national security”-related decisions and their implementation in order to achieve a comprehensive and detailed, but also to ensure “national security” integrity. (Tubingen)