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China vows enhanced counterterrorism cooperation to safeguard peace, stability

ISLAMABAD (PEN) : China is willing to work with other countries to continue to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation, combat all forms of terrorism and actively participate in global counterterrorism governance to safeguard regional and global peace and stability, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

China’s State Council Information Office on Tuesday released a white paper titled “China’s Legal Framework and Measures for Counterterrorism.”

Detailing the paper at a regular press briefing, ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said China has found a path of law-based counterterrorism that conforms to its realities by establishing a sound legal framework, promoting strict, impartial, procedure-based law enforcement and ensuring impartial administration of justice and effective protection of human rights.

“It has safeguarded national and public security, protected people’s lives and property, and contributed to global and regional security and stability,” Wang said.

 

The paper comprehensively and systematically elaborates on China’s counterterrorism legal system and practice, including the identification standards and punishment principles for illegal and criminal acts of terrorism, as well as legal provisions and institutional principles for regulating the exercise of power and protecting human rights in accordance with the law in counterterrorism work, he said.

Wang said it shows the values and basic principles of not only effectively preventing and punishing terrorist activities but also respecting and protecting human rights, reflecting the coordination and unity of China’s spirit of the rule of law and international counterterrorism principles.

Noting that terrorism is the common enemy of humanity, posing a grave threat to international peace and security, Wang called for carrying out mutual learning, exchanges and cooperation on the basis of equality and respect to promote the healthy development of the global counterterrorism cause.