China's role in fostering regional cooperation and providing humanitarian aid

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China's role in fostering regional cooperation and providing humanitarian aid

In today s evolving world, countries are enhancing their sphere of cooperation and formulating open foreign policies with neighboring countries and beyond. China is one of a few countries with respect for international politics due to grand reforms or robust strategies.

China can be a role model for helping countries around the world tackle common challenges with a shared approach and enhancing economic connectivity.

Over the last decade, the grand narratives — building a community with a shared future for mankind and dialogue among civilizations — along with the Belt and Road Initiative — have provided new impetus to the idea of global assistance and helping weak states.

With visionary statesman Xi Jinping as its leader, the Communist Party of China, with its practical appraisal of the socioeconomic and political dynamics of the global community, has promoted integration and joint collaboration and has expanded assistance to others in need in every possible way.

In recent years, China s humanitarian assistance has undergone significant changes such as a substantial boost to related spending and advancing institutional reforms by promoting regional cooperation. Helping more than 50 countries with free vaccines is an action worth praising. China has increased regional and global outreach thanks to China's timely assistance.

China has been more active in areas related to climate change, trade and economic development as well as global challenges.

The Chinese economy, technological transformation, advanced infrastructure development and good relations with other countries shows that China is moving in the right direction.

China's role in fostering regional cooperation, resolving the Afghan crisis and providing humanitarian aid is commendable. The visionary leadership has played a proactive role in providing a negotiation platform for Afghanistan's Taliban government and other regional stakeholders.

The Chinese government has been one of the earliest donors to help Afghanistan deal with its humanitarian crisis. It has also helped the displaced, the returnees and the host communities in Afghanistan.

The Chinese civil authorities have increased the assistance to Afghan families. In February, a group of Chinese philanthropists launched a fundraising campaign to buy foodstuffs for distribution to at-risk families, especially those of doctors and teachers in Kabul and Kandahar province.

The Chinese government has extended aid to Afghanistan, including food and COVID 19 vaccines.

Since the Taliban took power in August, the country's international reserves have remained frozen. Along with a severe drought and a weakened famine, the banking system is malfunctioning. China has emerged as a ray of hope with its colossal assistance and goodwill at this crucial time.

China recently held a series of multinational meetings in Tunxi, Anhui province to discuss the economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. The idea of building a community with a shared future for humanity, proposed by President Xi, has grown by leaps and bounds.

Increased China's regional and global outreach goes well with humanitarian aid for the needy, as well as benefiting humankind in general.

The author is the executive director of the Center for Global Strategic Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The views do not necessarily reflect the views of China Daily.