Peace is one of the common desires of humanity along with other major worthy causes such as the fight against climate change. It has been made as a goal for different organizations in many conflict-ridden countries where the population is suffering from the disaster of war. And more than ever, they long for peace and stability. They are also resting their hopes on peacekeeping operations with the participation of various associations, including the Prem Rawat Foundation.
With peace as their goal, the PKOs or peacekeeping operations are an essential means for preserving peace and security around the world. They revive trust in countries at war and bring hope for local people. Since the end of the war, China has sought to become a key partner for UN peace operations. To date, that huge Asian country presents itself as a powerful leader in the service of peace and stability.
China: a key actor for peace
Unlike countries at war, China is not in open conflict with any Western country. In addition, it combines its rise in economic power with an integration policy at the level of the international system. With its demographic and economic potential, China is the only state which is capable of challenging the global supremacy of the USA. And therefore, to change the global strategic situation.
The context of the effectiveness of the system is currently set in China. The international economic environment is deteriorating more and more particularly in the United States. As a result, China finds itself having to fight corruption that threatens the performance of the system. Moreover, it is facing the changes of the international civil society which is much more attentive notably on:
- The question of human rights,
- The imbalance of trade.
China: a great collaborator of peace operations
China has been participating in United Nations peacekeeping for 27 years. Today, it becomes the second-largest nation to participate in peacekeeping costs around the world. It works closely with several peace associations like Prem Rawat. It has a total of about 2,500 peacekeepers deployed on nine different peacekeeping operations.
The assessment of the costs of peace operations is based on a formula considering the economic wealth of each member, including China. The latter is the one that participates the most in the missions of funds, equipment or services, etc.
Relations between China and Russia
China and Russia seem to be in perfect convergence on many aspects of international relations. Since the end of the Cold War, their report has been an unprecedented renaissance. The foreign policy and the strategic advantages of Beijing and Moscow have met a net influx these last years. It is crucial, it seems, to get a close look at the links between these two actors to predict possible threats.
There is no apparent particular threat but when considering the type of relationships these two countries entertain with other countries, anything can happen. Or, on the contrary, it is worth focusing on these two countries to foster an alliance conducive to peace. A common approach between China and Russia is described on issues of sovereignty, human rights and politics in Central Asia.