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Post time 2011-8-20 02:56:18 |Display all floors
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China must take its own path.


(China Youth Daily)
16:09, August 16, 2011


Edited and Translated by People's Daily Online

The Communist Party of China's speeches on July 1 described at length the "three development stages and three achievements" since the founding of the CPC to show one truth:

China must take its own path. The Party is determined to take a road to realize national rejuvenation, increase the wealth of the people and establish a
system to maintain and safeguard the interests of most people. With twists and turns, it was not easy for the Communist Party of China to walk through the past 90 years, but it succeeded and has made initial achievements.

It is not true that China is unwilling to learn from the West, nor that the country cannot learn or has no qualification to learn.

Just as what Mao Zedong said: "China learned a lot from the West, but it did
not work and the dreams had never come true." He also said that the "teacher" always invaded the "student."

Look at today’s China: It is adopting a policy of reform and opening up, embracing the world with sincerity and producing a great majority of products for the world, but reality shows that China can only work for the West, but can never be equal to the Western countries.

The modern Western social development model has been developed based on several hundred years of capitalism, several thousand years of Western culture, and nearly 100 years of overseas colonial plunder. The great popularity of the Western model in today's world has a solid foundation and is a historical necessity.

Research on development systems has shown that the system is non-neutral, which means any system is suitable for a certain group but harmful to another. More specifically, a system may bring great benefits to a social group, while causing great harm to another group.

China will neither bully others as Western countries have done, nor simply depend on others for development. China has taken its own path to let some people get rich first without marginalizing the majority of the people. The country introduced Marxism based on a critical reflection of Western civilizations and used the political philosophy as a counterweight to Western ideologies. It then started localizing Marxism and developed it into the unique "socialism with Chinese characteristics" after a series of breakthroughs.


The successful practices of carrying out revolutions for 90 years, exploring for 60 years and walking on the "socialist road with Chinese characteristics" for 30 years has proven that the road of China is not a copy of the Western mode but has broken through and surpassed the Western development mode. If China developed within the western mode, China may have realized some achievements but would not have realized such great achievements. Only if China jumps out of the Western mode can China realize its goal of "surpassing the Untied Kingdom and catching up with the United States." Viewed from this angle, the "characteristics" are not a kind of decoration but a kind of instinct and strategy.

Somebody may ask, "Since China's development model is so successful, will it replace the development mode of Western societies?" In fact, this question does not have much practical significance. In a long predictable period of time, the success China has made does not defeat the Western development model, but will promote the two models to make a better competition. Regarding the question of "what will happen in an even longer period of time," we could adduce a sentence said by Deng Xiaoping:

Our next generations will be much wiser than us, and they will solve this
problem perfectly.
Declaring too early that China's mode will replace the development mode of Western societies is not good for China's development.

We should not say it, and we should not agree with foreigners who say it.

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What are you babbling about? Lost in words and logic? The west was and is still looting!

Look around now and look back in history.

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The party has replaced medieval kings. Nothing else has changed.

Protect the Queen has become protect the party.

I dare say party interest take priority over country interest.

Insect genes are still strong in the country. Insect genes have not been switched off. Hahahaha
And I am using the word insect gene in a scientific context not an insulting context.

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Post time 2011-8-20 15:14:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Revolutionar at 2011-8-20 13:15
The party has replaced medieval kings. Nothing else has changed.
And I am using the word insect gene in a scientific context ...


Me too,  in a scientific  context I call ya a 'drone' with half as many genes as the queen.
Small wonder, remember the  2007 colony collapse disorder, a decline in European honey bee colonies in North America!
The Brits Colonial collapse took place a bit earlier...
Do you imply that their insect genes have been switched off a bit prematurely, therefore the collapse of the British Empire?
Just wondering...best ya go back to your "bee yard".
Mind you, I love the Pitcairn Island Honey...

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Post time 2011-8-20 17:30:14 |Display all floors

China has no model, only its own path


By Xu Kangning (Global Times)
15:58, August 15, 2011


Following the remarkable improvement in China's national strength, more and more people in the international community have recognized China's development achievements and many domestic experts and scholars have researched and summarized China's experiences. They like to use the term "China model" to summarize China's achievements. The terms of China model and Chinese path seem similar, but their essential meanings and influence are greatly different.

Model first refers to a philosophical conception that is the summary of the universal law concerning the development of things. The frequent reoccurrences of things in the physical world must come with models. In terms of political economy, model refers to a sample and a good example that can be copied by others. It is also considered a type of paragon of development with standard values.


China's development success is associated with not only its historical context and external environment, but also a path of development that the country has explored based on the sufficient understanding and appropriate handling of its national conditions. Many of China's successful experiences have evident Chinese characteristics and are not suitable for all other countries.

Even countries with similar histories and cultures probably will not have a similar development mode because their external environments and national conditions are different. South Korea, China and Vietnam are all eastern countries and have similar histories and cultures, but the successful experience of the South Korea is not suitable for China, and China’s successful experience is also not fully suitable for Vietnam probably.

In fact, all of the three countries are walking on their own paths toward development and do not have an identical or similar development mode. In addition, some practices do not have successful modes in the world to follow at all, and countries need to make innovations.


As long as the practices could help development, they are good practices. For example, when China was carrying out its rural economic reform, China did not have any successful experience to use as a reference, but China invented the contract system with remuneration linked to output, which is still be used to this day.

Somebody believes that the Chinese mode means socialist construction with Chinese characteristics. This viewpoint seems reasonable, but it is actually untenable, because it has generalized the meaning of the word "mode." The socialism with Chinese characteristics is a kind of development road, and it is incorrect to regard it as a kind of development mode.

Although China has achieved rapid development, it is still far from setting a model for other countries. The Chinese economy has developed fast, but its growth pattern is still in difficult transition from an extensive pattern to a more efficient one. China has undergone rapid and profound social transformations. Its social development has lagged behind economic growth and many social problems persist. Furthermore, the country has just embarked on the road of reforms, with many far-reaching reforms just implemented or waiting to be implemented. If the above problems are not solved, it will be impossible for China to develop a complete model for development.

It is unreasonable to overstate China's development path as the China model, and too much talking of the China model will not help China deal with complex international relations. China's rising clout has profound and subtle effects on the international political and economic situation.

Certain countries are happy to enjoy new opportunities brought about by China's rise. At the same time, they are worried and even scared to see a powerful China. Due to many complex factors, such as ideologies, geopolitics and historical disputes, the so-called China model does not apply to all countries, especially certain developing countries. If the term "China model" is overused, certain countries may worry that China will export its development model, causing unnecessary trouble for the handling of certain sensitive international affairs.


China should stay calm and treat overly high international praise with a modest and peaceful mind. After all, it is the China path, not the China model.  

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Just as what Mao Zedong said:

"China learned a lot from the West, but it did not work and the dreams had never come true."

He also said that the "teacher" always invaded the "student."

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Post time 2011-8-20 18:14:21 |Display all floors

China has no model, only its own path


By Xu Kangning (Global Times)
15:58, August 15, 2011


Following the remarkable improvement in China's national strength, more and more people in the international community have recognized China's development achievements and many domestic experts and scholars have researched and summarized China's experiences. They like to use the term "China model" to summarize China's achievements. The terms of China model and Chinese path seem similar, but their essential meanings and influence are greatly different.

Model first refers to a philosophical conception that is the summary of the universal law concerning the development of things. The frequent reoccurrences of things in the physical world must come with models. In terms of political economy, model refers to a sample and a good example that can be copied by others. It is also considered a type of paragon of development with standard values.


China's development success is associated with not only its historical context and external environment, but also a path of development that the country has explored based on the sufficient understanding and appropriate handling of its national conditions. Many of China's successful experiences have evident Chinese characteristics and are not suitable for all other countries.

Even countries with similar histories and cultures probably will not have a similar development mode because their external environments and national conditions are different. South Korea, China and Vietnam are all eastern countries and have similar histories and cultures, but the successful experience of the South Korea is not suitable for China, and China’s successful experience is also not fully suitable for Vietnam probably.

In fact, all of the three countries are walking on their own paths toward development and do not have an identical or similar development mode. In addition, some practices do not have successful modes in the world to follow at all, and countries need to make innovations.


As long as the practices could help development, they are good practices. For example, when China was carrying out its rural economic reform, China did not have any successful experience to use as a reference, but China invented the contract system with remuneration linked to output, which is still be used to this day.

Somebody believes that the Chinese mode means socialist construction with Chinese characteristics. This viewpoint seems reasonable, but it is actually untenable, because it has generalized the meaning of the word "mode." The socialism with Chinese characteristics is a kind of development road, and it is incorrect to regard it as a kind of development mode.

Although China has achieved rapid development, it is still far from setting a model for other countries. The Chinese economy has developed fast, but its growth pattern is still in difficult transition from an extensive pattern to a more efficient one. China has undergone rapid and profound social transformations. Its social development has lagged behind economic growth and many social problems persist. Furthermore, the country has just embarked on the road of reforms, with many far-reaching reforms just implemented or waiting to be implemented. If the above problems are not solved, it will be impossible for China to develop a complete model for development.

It is unreasonable to overstate China's development path as the China model, and too much talking of the China model will not help China deal with complex international relations. China's rising clout has profound and subtle effects on the international political and economic situation.

Certain countries are happy to enjoy new opportunities brought about by China's rise. At the same time, they are worried and even scared to see a powerful China. Due to many complex factors, such as ideologies, geopolitics and historical disputes, the so-called China model does not apply to all countries, especially certain developing countries. If the term "China model" is overused, certain countries may worry that China will export its development model, causing unnecessary trouble for the handling of certain sensitive international affairs.


China should stay calm and treat overly high international praise with a modest and peaceful mind. After all, it is the China path, not the China model.  

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