Xi appealed to adhere to an overall national security outlook and explore a "national security path with Chinese characteristics," while chairing the first meeting of national security commission on April 15, 2014.
To implement the overall national security outlook, China must attach importance to both external and internal security. Domestically, China will pursue development, reform, stability and foster a safe environment, Xi said. Externally, the country will seek to achieve peace, cooperation, win-win situations and a harmonious world, he said.
Xi also said China will build a national security system that covers the spheres of politics, territory, military, economy, culture, society, science and technology, information, ecology, nuclear, and natural resources. China will not only pay attention to its own security, but also to mutual security, he added.