Power politics and hegemony still exist in international political, economic and security realms and have further asserted themselves. Regional conflicts have erupted one after another. The gap in development between North and South continues to widen. Mankind is plagued by trans-national problems such as environmental degradatio, arms proliferation, international crimes and terrorism. If we fail to address these major problems promptly, it will be difficult for the world to develop further.
With regard to what course to follow and how to resolve these problems, the initiative is in the hands of the people of the world. To help establish a just and rational new international political and economic order is a task of vital importance, a task that people of all countries and farsighted statesmen have to ponder over in seriousness and with prudence.