peaceful rise

China’s Road to Peaceful Development and the United States – Wang Jisi (ÁéãËæëÊÄù)

From Real Instituto Elcano website: … Given the opportunities and challenges that China is facing on its road ahead, there is little doubt that Beijing is determined to maintain a peaceful international environment and to expand its economy by peaceful means. China’s ‘peaceful development‘ goals can be achieved only by cooperating with other international players, […]

Are We Prepared for a Peaceful Rise? – Beijing Review

Southeast Asia Research Institute fellow Zhuang Liwei, of Jinan University, recently offered a debunking of all the chatter about China’s rise in the pages of Southern Weekend. The scholar argues that, for China, the real rise is still a goal waiting to be realized. Beijing Review provides a summary of Zhuang’s arguments: Rising in peace […]

Debate: Loong or Dragon - Josie Liu

From China in transition blog: A scholar’s proposal of abandoning long, or Chinese dragon, as the symbol image of China triggered a hot public debate about this thousands-of-years-old emblem, particularly the English translation of its name. Early this month, Prof. Wu Youfu, a top administrator of Shanghai International Studies University, said in a local newspaper […]

China’s Rise Will Be Peaceful – Zheng Bijian

From New Perspectives Quarterly, via Blackwell Synergy: Zheng Bijian is a close associate and adviser to Chinese President Hu Jintao. When Hu was Director of The Central Party School, where many of the Communist Party’s ideas are shaped, just before China’s president, Zheng was vice director. Since Hu came to power, Zheng has headed the […]

CDT Bookshelf: Edward Friedman recommends “China’s Peaceful Rise: Speeches of Zheng Bijian 1997-2005”

For the CDT Bookshelf, China Digital Times invites experts on China to recommend a book to CDT readers. This month, Edward Friedman, a professor in the Political Science department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recommends China’s Peaceful Rise: Speeches of Zheng Bijian 1997-2005 Brookings Institution Press, 2005. Friedman writes: This is a collection of talks […]

Is it a ‘peaceful rise’? U.S. shouldn’t bet on it – Howard French

From The International Tribune, via A Glimpse of the World: During his visit to the United States, China’s Hu Jintao will work hard to convey a message that is emerging as a central theme of his presidency: His country is not a threat to the United States; indeed, it doesn’t even wish to be seen […]

Why Washington Can’t Speak Chinese – Lanxin Xiang

Commentary from Washington Post (link): As China’s economic strength grows, no one, not even the Chinese ourselves, can prevent China’s influence from spreading into politics, values and ideology. It is in those arenas that conflicts with the United States can arise, and unfortunately, it is precisely in those areas that misunderstandings between the two nations […]

What Hu Won’t Say in Washington – Melinda Liu

From Newsweek (link): Is China’s ‘peaceful rise’ an aggressive expansion or a harmonious one? As Hu Jintao prepares to visit Washington, Chinese and American diplomats battle over language. The hoopla over Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington next week has begun. Beijing’s pre-game warm-up for Sino-U.S. presidential summits almost always includes buying a few […]

China: We’re just big, warm and cuddly – Asia Pulse

From Asia Pulse, via Asia Times: China has issued a major white paper on its “peaceful development”, stating that this is the way for the country to achieve modernization. The 32-page paper, titled “China’s Peaceful Development Road” and published by the Information Office of China’s State Council, explains the “inevitability” of the country pursuing peaceful […]

Aide says China desires ‘peaceful rise’ – Jehangir S. Pocha

From the Boston Globe: Zhang Bijian, a senior adviser to President Hu Jintao, is the chief architect of China’s “peaceful rise” policy and chairman of the China Reform Forum, a government-associated think tank. In a recent interview with Jehangir S. Pocha, a Globe correspondent in Beijing, Zhang explained why he thinks China’s growing influence will […]

China: A rise that’s not so ‘win-win’ – Elizabeth Economy

From The International Herald Tribune: In Peru, workers at China’s Shougang-owned Hierro Peru mine have protested unsafe labor and environmental standards and watched their incomes decline, even as the mine has posted record profits. In Myanmar, where Chinese military assistance props up a brutal dictatorship, Chinese logging companies are ravaging old-growth forests and exploiting mineral […]

China’s dream of harmonious existence – China Daily

From The China Daily: President Hu Jintao suggested in his September 15 speech at the United Nations General Assembly that a “world of harmony” be brought about by all nations on Earth. This signifies first of all the importance of the co-existence of diversified civilizations on our planet.

Let China’s “soft strength” be real strength

People’s Daily Online: The opening of the Chinese Culture Festival in the United States is extraordinary, in the month-long period of time, Chinese culture will have a face-to-face exchange with the American people. This activity, so far the largest in the history of Sino-US cultural exchange, creates an unprecedented sensation in the concept of “soft […]



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