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(People's Daily Online)

15:09, September 08, 2011

★ Read: White paper sets course for peaceful growth

1. Posted by PD User at 2011-09-07 15:59:51
Chinese history has taught us that peaceful development of China will depend on its domestic rather than foreign policy. China will not guarantee itself a peaceful development if its policy of further opening up and reform as suggested in the White Paper means placating foreign powers and businesses by preferential treatments that bring in mind the extraterritoriality of the past. The recent events in Libya should be a reminder to some members in the Chinese leadership. Gaddafi has in the past fully co-operate with the West to the extent of accepting prisoners under US rendition programmes for torture in Libya. And who has in the end overthrown Libya? Leave the answer to the reader. Some Chinese leaders are also accommodating. Peaceful development will be achieved if the common Chinese folk have their heart in it. Nepotism, corruption, inequality, crime cover-ups etc will drive them to indifference. Chairman Mao Zedong knew it and successfully put it in practice. (More)

★ Read: New western colonialism emerges in Libya
2. Posted by Fat-Chun Leung Ki at 2011-09-07 23:44:56
Many lessons are learned from the Libyan war. No countries in the Third World is safe from wanton bombing. NATO won the war and got the Libyan oil and gas without losing a single soldier or aircraft. It is really on the cheap. Secondly, despite his willingness to cooperate with the West, even going to the extent of receiving prisoners under the rendition programs and paying compensations in full for the Lockerbie victims, Gaddafi did not escape the massive bombing by NATO to overthrow him. The second lesson is particularly relevant to members in the Chinese leadership. No matter how good you are with the West, their selfish interests dominate all considerations. The Kuomintang curried favour particularly with US as does some leaders today. All Chinese dissidents today, whether Han Chinese, Tibetan or Uighur, are back by the West. The revolts in the Arab world basically started by handful of dissidents, who received external massive supports. It is like prairie fire. Once started, it engulfs the whole prairie. (More)

★ Read: No end in sight for crisis of Western capitalism
3. Posted by wende at 2011-09-07 04:48:01
The main problems were: the entrepreneurs had become too greedy and the government was not diligent to do the job of regulating. These things can also happen in China. Businessmen and officials should not come too close in their relationship in any system of government. (More)

★ Read: Chinese firms must tread lightly when investing overseas
4. Posted by piet at 2011-09-07 20:06:09
A very much one sided story, using arguments to blame the west and think China offers the best way forward, wake up and be involved in the discussions being held all over the world...China maybe mighty but needs to improve its global responsibilities in order to be respected more. (More)


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