A new approach to the Westernized concept of Human Security. Chinese development and implementation of the term

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New global risks are rising. Threats like climate change, international terrorism or energy security imply a danger for individuals and society as a whole. Also, they cannot be merely fought by military means. All these threats gave rise to the term Human Security as an alternative to Traditional Security. Also, new voices have been rising in the International field, and new powerful actors such as China are challenging the traditional Western perception of International Security. The priorities of these new global powers have caused controversy. There has been a perception of China as a dangerous actor in the International field, due to its prioritisation to sovereignty, and its inclination towards traditional security above human security. Also, Human Security has been frequently related to Human Rights, and China has been accused of neglecting this issue. However, Chinese culture and tradition still plays an important role in its security policies. They have a different perspective about International Affairs and see security from a more collective angle.  This article aims to expose China’s perspective about International Security in order to provide a more comprehensive approach to its security policy, and promote this way a better understanding between Eastern and Western cultures.