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The Economist: The world is Xi's oyster   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-12-8 13:40:12 |Display all floors
The world is Xi's oyster, says Banyan in the 6 December issue of The Economist.

The author comments on Mr Xi's speech of foreign affairs that it had three main messages. The first, which was largely implicit, is that China is now a great power and needs a foreign policy—and international respect—to match. Mr Xi seemed to suggest that China could no longer “hide its light” as Deng Xiaoping used to urge. The second is that the world order and China’s neighbourhood are in flux. The trend, he argued, was to a “multipolar” world. But his audience would have understood this to mean that American power has begun to wane as China’s waxes. The third is that, although China will be no pushover when its interests are threatened, this delicate process can be managed peacefully, as a “win-win” for it and the outside world.

He also concludes that not only Mr Xi, but also its neighbours and America agreed that a prosperous, strong China, comfortable with its place in the global order, is preferable to a poor, weak and angry one. But on some issues, it is impossible for both sides to win. Most fundamentally, China’s aspiration for regional leadership challenges American naval supremacy in the western Pacific. And little so far suggests that any American leader would be willing to lose enough to let Mr Xi’s China feel it had won.



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Post time 2014-12-8 16:23:44 |Display all floors
With our new power, Jewish West will now just stay away from us.  This is all we want: for them to stay in their own hemisphere, and we will stay in ours.

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With the rapid development of China's economy,it is also has a problem that the huge income disparity between the poor and the rich.It will harder for economy development if the government allow the gap keep widening.All people should share the bonuses of the gains of reform and opening.

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Pung Post time: 2014-12-8 16:23
With our new power, Jewish West will now just stay away from us.  This is all we want: for them to s ...

and since when the whole hemisphere became yours ?

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This post was edited by Ted180 at 2014-12-8 15:23

You are making the huge assumption that the true interests of both the people and the ruling classes of both China and the USA are not the same. I think it is more likely that their interests are actually in close harmony: to enjoy a peaceful and prosperous world! And that you push your old-fashioned nationalistic ideas out of either stupidity or your own selfish purposes. But, indeed, the world will be Xi's oyster if he acts wisely!
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xuedongi60 Post time: 2014-12-8 21:56
With the rapid development of China's economy,it is also has a problem that the huge income disparit ...

China is the equivalent of west in the 17 to 18 century's

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