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Full text of China's Policy Paper on the European Union

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-12-18 14:45
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Part Two

Cooperation in Political, Security and Defense Fields

Fully leverage the China-EU High Level Strategic Dialogue as a major platform to deepen strategic communication and coordination, build strategic consensus and deepen mutual trust.

Continue to hold the China-EU consultations on foreign policies and dialogues on regional affairs to facilitate political solutions to regional and international hotspot issues.

Enhance exchange, coordination and cooperation under the UN framework to support the UN in playing an active role and explore joint initiatives and actions on issues of common interest and with common ground between China and the EU and its member states. Jointly support the reform of the UN to strengthen its role and improve its efficiency. Increase exchange and practical cooperation on UN peacekeeping.

Intensify counter-terrorism communication and collaboration on the basis of mutual respect and equality, and firmly reject double standards for fresh progress in international counter-terrorism cooperation.

Enhance cooperation between police forces. China stands ready to expand exchanges and cooperation with Europol and launch joint patrols with EU member states as appropriate. Strengthen communication and cooperation on public legal services, and extradition and criminal judicial assistance for more practical and effective joint combat against transnational crimes.

Increase communication and cooperation on non-proliferation and export control. Jointly advance international nuclear security cooperation. Prevent weaponization of and arms race in outer space and safeguard its peace and security. Uphold the authority and universality of the multilateral disarmament regime. Jointly preserve the authority of the Non-Proliferation Treaty as the cornerstone of the international nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime, and support global efforts to ban nuclear tests. Support the Conference on Disarmament in adopting a comprehensive and balanced work program at an early date and carrying out substantive work.

Make good use of the China-EU Cyber Taskforce, jointly advocate a community with a shared future in cyberspace, promote norms for responsible State behavior in cyberspace under the UN framework, and advance the reform of the global internet governance system for a peaceful, secure, open, cooperative and orderly cyberspace.

Maintain high-level exchanges between defense authorities, enhance communication and cooperation through the dialogue mechanism on security policies. Actively expand personnel training and exchange programs, joint exercises, and cooperation in such non-traditional security fields as humanitarian rescue and assistance, peacekeeping and escort missions.

The EU and its member states should lift its arms embargo on China at an early date.

Deepen dialogue and cooperation under the ASEM framework, and advance ASEM reform on the basis of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and consensus-building with a focus on practical outcomes for ASEM to play its unique role in the global governance system.

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