Xi spoke at the opening ceremony of the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly on Sept. 26 in Beijing. He described international security as a problem interwoven with politics, economics, culture, race, and religion. Xi said a seemingly simple security problem often isn’t easily handled, but — if it were — we’d fall into a habit of reacting to the problem rather than proactively working towards preventing it. Offering terrorism as an example of a complex security problem, Xi pointed out that reliance on a single method or addressing only one facet of terrorism fails to resolve the root cause of terrorism.
To treat the symptoms; reactive (rather than proactive)