China and the SCO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a regional multilaterally-cooperative organization founded in Shanghai on June 15, 2001 by six countries, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. According to the SCO Charter and the Declaration on the Establishment of the SCO, the main purposes of SCO are: strengthening mutual trust and good-neighborliness and friendship among member statesú╗developing their effective cooperation in political affairs, economy and trade, science and technology, culture, education, energy, transportation, environmental protection and other fields; working together to maintain regional peace, security and stability; and promoting the creation of a new international political and economic order featuring democracy, justice and rationality. All members agreed to set up the SCO Secretariat in Beijing.


As one of the founding members of the SCO, China has actively participated in all activities in the framework of the organization, put forward many constructive proposals and principles for its development and enlargement and made important contributions.