If you ask a Chinese to use one work to describe the current Chinese policies, domestic and international, I think most people will give you the answer: harmony.
Harmony is the most frequently used word in state media. Cooperation, multilateralism, noninterference, trust and equality and so on. This is at least what we hear from our government everyday. So Zakaria is right when he says that
One reason for this attitude is that
At the same time, inside
Using economic means to penetrate the American web is much safer and more profitable. This is a win-win situation. Other countries get real benefits, and
So my point is: Chins has no need, no ability and no intention to compete with US militarily.
Coming back to the soft power. I keep thinking what kinds of soft power
Another problem about Chinese economic growth is the distribution of wealth. Most people in
So I think the economic strength of
When I go further on the list of soft power, I think US is still far ahead in most areas. Take education for example.
Coming back from the future, looking at the present situation, I can’t help get a bit depressed again because of another soft power: freedom and rights.
The more serious thing is that Chinese government is “killing” the Chinese culture. Free
With all these problems, Chinese government still seems to be able to rule the country. Thanks to the hostility and unfairness of many foreign media, Chinese people choose to stand on the side of government and the government is using this nationalism to strengthen its rule.
I am quite sure, that the potential of Chinese people is only 20% released. Chinese hard work is recognized and rewarded. Creativity, integrity and imagination are being oppressed. I am expecting so eagerly that one day all Chinese minds are freed and there is no danger of expressing our real ideas. I hope that one day that the government will invite everyone to discuss how we can improve the present government. When the pressure is gone and freedom arrives, I’m very sure that
There is a problem of culture. Throughout
When you ask me what contribution