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China must retain its strengths as it goes global

By Zhong Sheng (People's Daily)

17:17, December 14, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

2011 marks the 10th anniversary of China's accession to the World Trade Organization. International public opinion on the accession is generally positive as China and the rest of the world have achieved mutual benefit and common progress over the past 10 years.

At present, the United States and European countries are facing difficult economic times, and no one would be naive enough to ignore the role of the Chinese economy in pushing the world economy toward recovery.

However, certain media outlets have voiced negative opinions about China's development over the past decade. The Economist recently published two representative articles, one titled "China's Economy and the WTO: All Change" and the other titled "Chinese Politics and the WTO: No Change."

The Economist's mixed opinions about China are not an isolated phenomenon. It has been more than three years since the beginning of the global financial crisis, but the U.S. and European economies remain sluggish, not to mention their political problems.
Certain people have to give the fast-growing Chinese economy a high mark but seek to find flaws in China's political system and use the flaws to claim the un-sustainability of China's development. Some people have even gone as far as to suggest developed countries jointly set new "game rules" to counter China's threat.

China is still the world's largest developing country and has to make long-term and arduous efforts to achieve modernization. We firmly believe that doing our own things right is the biggest contribution to the world, and have no intention of impacting the political and economic systems of the West.

However, the United States and some European countries have had "good days" for too long, and have to release their sense of loss when they fail to find a strong support for their deep-rooted sense of superiority. This is the background for the "aggressiveness" of the West.

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James Phifer at 2011-12-3098.177.168.*
China a classical civilization does not have to kowtow to the corrupt and hypocritical western imperialists running dogs with their lies and evil. As it is known among the Sages, their arrogant and racist delusions of superiority shall be their undoing. History will record that western civilization,( an oxymoronic expression of the most twisted upside down hubris, cosidering the evil and suffering they have inflicted on each other and a great deal worse to non-white people on this planet), the cancer of history, sometimes a disease that cannot be destroyed selectively has to be destroyed collectively by destroying the host.
KamHua at 2011-12-14212.224.185.*
No doubt about the title, this is what China should do!We must not hesitate to tell the western great powers that, although China is in a developing state, they can learn from China in many ways.
PD User at 2011-12-1498.71.179.*
Like the beginning of industrialization in America, the first 100 years were very good and prosperous and America became the giant of the world. China got in on the tail end of this prosperity. Now comes the price to be paid, wars and lawsuits, violations and criminal acts. China opens now to the survivors that have been the monopolists, those above the law, those unwilling to give up their control, the worst of the worst.

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