Editor's Note: Well, it looks like Obama the Peacemaker image took another hit today. China, which has no overseas military bases and no carrier battle groups sailing the seas to defend its customers, considers itself a target and not a threat. Imagine that!
The US “divide and conquer” ploy with the Asia Pivot is turning into Obama's Asia Boomerang. The land of freedom and democracy has turned into the major stimulus on the planet for forming defensive military alliances.
It seems they don't want to buy one of our “Sanctions-R-US” franchises. The Founding Fathers are turning over in their graves.
Maybe it's all a trick. Maybe “they” want to divert China and Russia's capital investment away from peaceful business endeavors and whiz it out the window, following the example of the $2 trillion we blew on the military industrial complex over the last decade with no credible threats on the planet.
Good gosh, what group in America would want to do that when our bridges are falling down and the highway trust fund is almost empty… the list goes on and on. Take a look at the companies that the Bush (43) thugs are all involved with, before and after. They seem to have done well.
Don't be surprised to hear brain dead Congressional candidates screaming about how we must rearm American to protect ourselves from the yellow horde building unsinkable inner tubes to float millions of Chinese secret DNA commandos across the Pacific to invade America.
The think tanks are sharpening their pens and swords to scare Americans into putting what money they have left into their various coffers by going on their Asian Jihad. Americans need to form a security alliance of their own here at home to defend ourselves against “you know who”… Jim W. Dean ]
Xi voiced his call while addressing the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai, China.
“We need to innovate our security cooperation (and) establish new regional security cooperation architecture,” Xi told the summit, which was also attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Chinese president said CICA should also create a security response center to deal with emergencies.
Xi said Asian nations should respond collectively to such significant problems as transnational crime, cyber security, energy security, terrorism and natural disasters.
“We should have zero tolerance for terrorism, separatism and extremism and should strengthen international cooperation and step up the fight against the ‘three forces’,” he said.
The Chinese president also issued a veiled warning to the United States against building up a military presence in Asia, saying, “To beef up military alliances targeted at a third party is not conducive to maintaining common security in the region.”
CICA is a multinational forum to enhance cooperation in a bid to promote peace, security and stability in Asia.
The forum groups 24 countries, among them Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Republic, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
Nine countries and four international organizations, including the United Nations, have observer status.
The CICA summit is convened every four years in order to conduct consultations, review the progress of CICA, and set priorities for its activities.