Beijing (Daily Pakistan Online) China will train five thousand security personnel from developing countries in the next five years. The announcement was made in a paper on Beijing’s Global Security Initiative. The move comes as the country plans to create more international platforms for exchange and cooperation to tackle security challenges.
According to the South China Morning Post report, ‘Beijing intends to create more international platforms for exchange and cooperation to deal with security challenges in areas such as counter-terrorism, cyber security, bio-security and emerging technologies, so that non- Governance capacity in traditional security can be improved.’
According to Li Wei, a counter-terrorism expert at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), ‘China used to train counter-terrorism police officers and personnel in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, and now this scope Will expand. Training and exchanges are aimed at strengthening efficiency in bilateral and multilateral cooperation, such as in the field of counter-terrorism.’
Last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China would train 2,000 law enforcement officers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries over the next five years and provide training focused on counter-terrorism. The base will be established.
China also recruited 30 former Royal Air Force pilots in October 2022 to defeat Western warplanes and helicopters. In December 2022, China offered to train 1,500 police and cyber security personnel from Arab states.