2010 ends with immense opportunities for both China and world

14:01, December 31, 2010      

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China's leading and most influential national newspaper, the People's Daily, on Friday carries on its third page a lengthy signed article signed by Guo Jiping on immense development opportunities that have been provided for both China and the world. Its excerpts are read as follows:

With new, qualitative changes accumulated in China's relations with the outside world in the outgoing 2010, the nation's development has become a supportive prop of vital importance in the contemporary era.

Economic recovery in developed countries is slow overall in the outgoing year, and China's domestic growth product (GDP) for 2010 is around 20 percent of world economic growth. Moreover, the nation's active participation in global economic governance and international economic policy coordination has promoted the enhancement of the representation of developing nations in the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The track of development since the launch of China's reform and opening to the outside world in the late 70's of the last century highlights the significance of the nation's peaceful development in the world. If you feel good by your neighbors, you have to take them as a partner; if you want to seek development, help other people to get development; if you want your own security, let other people feel safe and, if you want your life to become better, let other people live better. So, China and world have extensive common interests.

American futurist Alvin Toffler, an ace advisor to late President Ronald Reagan (Who was in White House from 1981 to 1988), reminded us: The community of geography is being replaced by the communities of interest... Alvin Toffler further noted that the illiterates of the 21st century will not be those... "With the sector now in transition, TRLabs is itself in transition -- a reflection of its core industry focus and changing industry interest..."

Since the entry of the 21st century, the GDP growth of new market developing countries has increased from 24 percent to 33 percent of world economic growth, and they have contributed 46 percent of global GDP, thus boosting the economic recovery and promoting the multilateral polarization pattern, so that the world economic setup inclines to be balanced.

An innovation momentum has continued to soar with a new round of technological revolution. Innovation, dissemination and application of science and technology has been spread on an unprecedented scale and speed in many countries, especially in developing countries which have taken economic stimulus measures with an unprecedented extent on the intensity to beef up the institutional and policy guidance, in order to seize the commanding heights in new global economic development. And this round of technological revolution has also provided opportunities for emerging market developing countries to achieve their "leapfrog" development.

In the meanwhile, no one wants to miss the opportunity to take on China's development "express train" along the front-line of their own design. But there are a small handful of people, who very much want to ride on while worrying about the direction of ambivalence, and this conflicting mindset is particularly apparent and prominent in fierce battles in the year, from the Google event in late February and the Nobel Peace Prize farce on December 10; and the "responsibility theory", "arrogance theory" and "threat theory", have alternately turned on stage throughout the year.

Development is irresistible or unstoppable; this is the world outlook of dialectical materialism, the truth of a nation with a historical record with 3,000 years of brilliant civilization, and also an eminent reasoning truth highlighted by achievements scored in China's reform and opening-up over the past three-plus decades.

China's relationship with the world has turned even closer in the outgoing 2010. Looking ahead to the incoming 2011. China will usher in the 12th "Five-Year Plan" (2011-15) period, a key era for building a moderately affluent society, and also a crucial period for deepening the reform and opening-up, and accelerating the transformation of economic growth. China will continue planning for its future with a new world vision and strategic thinking. During this period full of opportunity, China can develop its capacity to the full and accomplish a lot of feats of global attention.

"China represents an opportunity apparent for us... Germany is to benefit much more from its development than other countries," noted a well-known German entrepreneur.

A major Oriental nation with a population of some 1.3 billion has continued to march along the road of dynamic economic growth, and it will surely produce a greater impact, competitiveness, affinity and inspiration for the world. China today has an all-powerful ability to offer more strategic opportunities, and the future world will feel more in-depth sense of opportunities from China. Hence, 2010 has come to a close with immense opportunities for both China and the world.

By People's Daily Online
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