Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    26 / 12 ℃  City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>Opinion

China should be patient during peaceful rise

By Zhong Sheng (People's Daily)

08:20, April 10, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

Certain arrogant Westerners continue to ignore China’s rise and make negative predictions about China. Martin Jacques, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, wrote in an article recently published on the U.K.-based Observer newspaper. Based on abundant and accurate data, Jacques concluded that the Chinese economy still enjoys bright prospects.

China’s share of world economic output has risen from 2 percent to 10 percent over the past 30 years since the reform and opening-up, and the country has become the world’s second largest economy. The country’s annual foreign trade volume has surged from 500 billion U.S. dollars to 3.6 trillion U.S. dollars in merely 10 years since its accession to the World Trade Organization. As the world’s largest exporter, China has 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars of overseas assets and 18,000 enterprises abroad.

After the global financial crisis, China adopted timely, effective, and appropriate measures to handle the severe crisis, and has become a major engine for the world economic recovery. The United States and European countries, which are eager to get out of the economic downturn, as well as emerging markets and developing countries, which seek sustainable development, are all optimistic about China’s future, and believe that the rising Eastern power will continue to play a crucial role in boosting the global economic recovery.

China is fully aware of its own problems, and is prepared for both predictable and unforeseen challenges. The Chinese people will continue to work hard and do their own things well. China’s development is inseparable from the world, and it takes the rest of the world some time to adapt to China’s rapid development.

Certain people are jealous of China’s strong growth momentum. China should ignore unreasonable criticism and never compromise its principles. As for neighboring countries’ worries about its rise, China should show more kindness and build up mutual trust with its neighbors through practical actions to promote peace and common development.

Developing countries are China’s important partners, providing a strategic backing for its peaceful rise. Instead of seeking immediate paybacks, China should provide greater support and more assistance to developing countries that need help, and develop friendly cooperative relations with more countries.

The further China advances on its road of peaceful development, the brighter the world’s future will be.


Leave your comment10 comments

  1. Name

peter m. scmitt at 2012-04-1484.187.154.*
china is on their way to be strongest nation like everything it takes time and money which most certainly china has enough so do not care what others think you are on the right way
Harald at 2012-04-12101.5.213.*
China should be glad to be underestimated by the West. China can ignore the West and work more closely with the underdeveloped countries. That way China doesn"t have to "defend" itself against constant accusations from Western ignorants, but can display the shining example it really is for any developing country. As for "reclaiming any lost territories", that"s a stupid idea. What if the Mongolia reclaims all of China based on the time when it was mongolian ruled?
stp ars hol at 2012-04-11220.255.1.*
Most westerners including politicians used to talk downward to others because as they are militarily and economically stronger.When you explain and defend you turf I say you are playiong balls because they are expect in squeezing balls daily.Be strong military so that you can talk back like them.
peter at 2012-04-1159.161.166.*
You are saying the pirating the products, if you know the exact reason most of the famous componies are selling the chinese made products by putting their name as manufacturer name do you know that.You are talking about slave labour.How they become slave labours they got confortable working hours and they got job security and they are not treating like mechines to generate the profits which usual throw after use(or damage) or loss.They are technically trained not forcebly trained and forcebly to do that work.
Jason at 2012-04-1174.184.103.*
Never compromise its principles? That is hilarious. What principles are you talking about? Stealing other people"s products and pirating them? Taking advantage of slave labor - both in and out of your "Re-education camps"? Yeah, China, you don"t want to compromise those principles.

Selections for you

  1. Yushu holds meeting of reconstruction work

  2. DPRK elects Kim Jong Un as supreme leader

  3. The "Unknown Child" that died on Titanic

  4. Finding the magic in light

Most Popular


  1. Security cooperation is SCO's shining point
  2. Syria ceasefire is not negotiable
  3. Freedom of speech does not protect rumors
  4. China's state-owned firms not 'non-market' entity
  5. China should be patient during peaceful rise
  6. Respond calmly to 'China threat theory'
  7. Why are Chinese goods more cheap abroad?
  8. Hold mainstream of China-ASEAN relations
  9. Asia-Pacific countries should promote free trade
  10. Anelka cannot save Chinese football

What's happening in China

Puffer Perils

  1. Student's speech against education system
  2. Death toll in Shanxi colliery flooding rises to 10
  3. Strong thunderstorm hits central China province
  4. Chemical plant explosion kills in Inner Mongolia
  5. China bullish about Canton Fair

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai