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Chinese president calls for building harmonious world

2009-09-24 08:11 BJT

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao put forward a four-point proposal on building a harmonious world on Wednesday, calling on the international community to work together for world peace and development.

During his speech at the general debate of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly, Hu said the trend towards peace, development and cooperation has grown stronger than ever in the world. Meanwhile, he noted that the instability and uncertainties in the international landscape pose "severe challenges" to world peace and development.

Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the 64th United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 23, 2009. The 64th session of the UN General Assembly kicked off its general debate on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the 64th United Nations General 
Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 23, 2009. The 64th 
session of the UN General Assembly kicked off its general debate on 
Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

In the face of unprecedented opportunities and challenges, members of the international community should continue the joint endeavor "to build a harmonious world of enduring peace and common prosperity and contribute to the noble cause of peace and development of mankind," he said.

The Chinese president put forward his four-point view with regard to world peace and development.

First, the international community should view security in a broader perspective and safeguard world peace and stability.

"Security is not a zero-sum game, and there is no isolated or absolute security," he said.

Hu said countries should embrace a new security thinking of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and coordination.