Power Play

Xi offers a plan for global security but will there be takers?

The Belt and Road Initiative, a global infrastructure development strategy, played to China's strengths; the new Global Security Initiative is up against America's.

It is the first time Mr Xi Jinping has made such a proposal to "promote security for all the world", as he put it. PHOTO: REUTERS
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On April 21, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled a grand new plan for global security at the Boao Forum for Asia.

It is the first time Mr Xi has made such a proposal to "promote security for all the world", as he put it. Unsurprisingly, it has had analysts trying to decipher what his Global Security Initiative (GSI) meant for the great power rivalry with the United States.

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