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Why does not China participate into Cold War?

By Ye Xaiowen (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

08:29, March 02, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The 21st century should belong to Asia. The rise of China and Asia would surprise the West and promote world peace, predicted Zhou Enlai, the first Premier of the People's Republic of China, in 1971.

Although the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union, China's rise and success just benefit from socialism that promotes Chinese people to unite and strive.

It is certain that China adheres to socialism. Only socialism can save and develop China. After more than 30 years of reform and opening up as well as sustainable development, China's economic aggregate ranks second in the world; and the socialism with Chinese characteristics is full of vitality.

Thus, the statement of "China Threat" spreads quietly and the rumor of "Reopening Cold War" sensationalizes. For example, Margaret Thatcher said, "The Cold War was over… but communism is not yet, it is in China."

Lugar, former chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said flatly that, "The United States and the Soviet Union have striven for hegemony in the past five decades, and that would happen between the United States and China in the next fifty years ". The West who does not believe the socialist China can rise but now doubts China will open a cold war with it.

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McKechnie at 2012-03-1664.231.163.*
I reread this article and it still doesn"t make a lot of sense to me. What does, "Why does not China participate into Cold War" mean? As someone who reads, writes and speaks English this article fails on all levels.
PD User at 2012-03-04124.169.129.*
Very true. But having said that, the Chinese are beating the west at its own game.Jack
kkr at 2012-03-0259.161.166.*
China allowing the corporate decease in to the country which increases the selfishness in the people by giving much more importance to their money or things,due to dependence on other countries it is compramising in so many things.Once those corporate people take a lead in the society(country) finally the relations and moral values in the society will definitely die.China should decrease the dependence on the other countries by using their huge human and natural resources then only they can stop that decease.
ming at 2012-03-0258.11.161.*
Since the establishment of New China and the opening to the world and peaceful development of China..have proofed that China do not seek hegemony. Sure, China will not enter the arm race as westerners forecast. Why doing that...when China need to feed her huge population. Make them a better living and higher education standard. China come the right path. Keep on.
helen at 2012-03-02203.82.92.*
China agenda must remain unchanged whatever the distractions and hurdles placed in its path. Economics, economics and economics is the way to go.Of course, China must rapidly modernise the PLA to safeguard its borders and core interests. Importantly too is the innovation and expeditious development of the 2nd Artillery Corps. (SAC) to prevent nuclear blackmail.China and the Chinese people will prevail whatever provocations and terrorist activities directed against them by the United States.

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