But for the Chinese who traveled a long way to a foreign country to look for something new, it is important to differentiate between confidence and over-confidence. The former can help us avoid getting lost in a foreign country but the latter may mean we don’t learn from our host country, and we don’t grow and evolve as people.
The New York Times reporter’s words on so-called human rights after a trip to Xinjiang actually reflects his shallow understanding of Muslim secularization.
This is completely opposite to the mentality of a Westerner, who will almost always blame an external person or factor for their predicament.
Even if there is some competition, it’s not a tug of war where both sides flex their muscles. Instead, both sides will be measured as to who can do better in sustainable development.
China’s giant population helps explain many major policies from the one-child policy to the temporary traffic controls that allow only some cars on the street on certain days based on their plate numbers.
What’s on the mind of Americans is simply that China’s rise will challenge the order that the US has built in the Asia-Pacific region.
This is certainly not the first time US prosecutors have had red faces after chasing down Chinese-American scientists who they suspected had been spying for China.
Most multi-party countries haunted by economic recession have met troubles in governance.
China’s timetable for its rise might be long, because the Chinese leadership has a clear understanding of the troubles and difficulties.
If the fantasies can cultivate a long-time interest in the culture and a desire for more learning, they may deserve more of a thumbs up than anything else.
The emerging economies in Asia have undergone an unprecedented period of growth and have now entered into a period of deep adjustment.
I’d like to see the Confederate flag taken down. But when it happens, I won’t want it to be seen as a celebration of the collapse of the last relic of racism.
What has been happening in Turkey is an epitome of the Middle East that is experiencing radical changes. Giving tacit consent to the development of forces that support “Xinjiang independence” does not prove the power of Turkey. Rather, it shows its helplessness.
If the AIIB is to achieve or even surpass what the World Bank and the ADB have done, it must attach high importance to how to raise the labor level of the debt countries at the every beginning.
Asia needs the US, just like the Couva hospital needs US-made hospital beds. But this cannot be achieved by simply selling naval vessels.
What’s more important than traditional appearance is building a modern culture that is based on traditional values. But this is also a much more challenging task.
When conflicts emerge in the future, the boundaries around China’s interests and US interests will become vague. Beijing and Washington are going to deal with matters that integrate the interests of both sides.
However, such progress will not be achieved by punishing those who walk faster than others, because they can set the pace for everyone else.