In Chinese state media, the GSI is described as "another global public good offered by China" that will contribute "Chinese solutions and wisdom for solving security challenges facing humanity." In the context of the GSI, Chinese leaders and diplomats speak of security issues in the broadest sense -- not just defense but also food, climate, supply chains, the internet, trade and energy. Experts say that while the new initiative is vague, it is not inconsequential.
For Asia, "it's really about trying to propose an alternative regional security architecture," said Jacob Stokes, senior fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security think tank, "one that moves away from the historical system, or the postwar system of U.S. alliances and partnerships."
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