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The principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs is one of the core principles of the United Nations Charter, and one of the most important factors of China's Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. It has also been regarded as a powerful weapon for small nations to protect their independence and sovereignty, and to oppose hegemonies and power politics. The Chinese government has always adhered to this principle.

Some people say that we were afraid of being interfered by other counties because of our weakness and poverty in the past, but now, we have got strong, what shall we fear for? We are able to interfere in other countries' internal affairs whenever necessary.

This way of thinking not only violates the essence of the United Nations Charter, but also goes against our standard of conduct under societal attribute, which is likely to make China rank among the countries of power politics.

Several years ago, when the U.S. media released trial balloons to publicize the notion of "Group of Two" (G2), some developing countries gave out strong reactions. In their opinion, China, once an ally, is now to "jointly rule over" them with the United States.

After the Cold War, the United States attempted to establish "a peaceful world ruled by the United States" and promoted its "responsibility to protect" under its value, by propagandizing "the theory of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs is out of date" and putting forward the theory of "human rights above sovereignty", and implementing "new interventionism".

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Post time 2012-11-5 17:18:12 |Display all floors
This post was edited by ttt222 at 2012-11-5 17:18

The most typical circumstance is the Kosovo War started by the United States and the NATO at the end of last century. Another one is the "color revolutions" launched in Central Asia and many other places in the first decade of this century, although they were seldom successful.

The Libyan War was also a typical example. Under the name to "protect civilians", it actually resulted in a large number of casualties.

Now, the United States wants to play its same old trick on Syria, by attempting to pursue the policies of "new interventionism" and "regime change" once again.

In this case, China used its power of veto in the resolutions on interference in internal affairs and thus showed its respect to the Principles of the United Nations Charter, and its positive deeds under the new situation.

Source: People's Daily Online

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seneca Post time: 2012-11-5 20:17
It takes a great amount of gullibleness to swallow the assertion that a country like China completel ...
  1. Arming the dictatorial clique of a developing country hardly is "non-interference". Supporting unelected governments that face stiff opposition from their citizens isn't being "neutral", either.
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A good description of the U.S. You are making progress...........  

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Post time 2012-11-7 12:43:26 |Display all floors
I think that if a country's internal affairs can be boldly interfered, it must not be an independant country, or to say the least that it must be governed by a weak government.

our country needs to stick to the five principles of peaceful coexistence and never change its policy.

if there is one day when our country is as strong as the US(military level), maybe we can have a try!

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Post time 2012-11-7 18:49:05 |Display all floors
Eh, China will have her hands full over the foreseeable future trying to save guard sovereignty. A secure and military strong China do not need to interfere in other countries affair as long as they are doing business in a win win situation with the rest of the world, there's no use for interference in foreign countries. Also a militarily strong China can act as a deterrent for war breaking out, so you can say a strong military serves it's purpose of promoting peace and security instead of starting wars. You can say the only time interference may come is through a proxy war or a direct war, like the situation over the islands, and in flashpoint areas like North Korea which is more likely to constitute honoring alliances rather than interference. I think China should be more assertive in protecting her alliances and strategic interest, which means empowering her allies where it is sensible to do so, and stop talking up of a peaceful coexistence with the USA as if they are the only one that matters, we all know that economic interest between both countries will decide that, there's no need to sound desperate in media trying to preach the importance of Sino-American ties when the other side is not reciprocating, that way you are actually playing into the Americans hands by being the backside of the cow.

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Post time 2012-11-8 03:50:31 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-11-5 19:17
It takes a great amount of gullibleness to swallow the assertion that a country like China completel ...

you are wrong , they actually don't interfere...........it is about culture more than about anything else

Chinese culture is more respectefull and more humble than western.

you most likely noticed they even scold their own people for being rude toward Cambodian king..........that lady case.........with photo of king damaged...............

you know what i'm talking don't you?

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Post time 2012-11-8 08:02:05 |Display all floors
SMITHI Post time: 2012-11-8 03:50
you are wrong , they actually don't interfere...........it is about culture more than about anythi ...



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