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China remains confident despite hard times

(People's Daily Online)

09:26, July 21, 2012

China is facing both external challenges which cannot be solved in a short time, including the Diaoyu Islands dispute and South China Sea issue, and such internal problems as economic slowdown with the growth rate dropping below 8 percent in the second quarter. Even Premier Wen Jiabao frankly said that the country’s economic woes are likely to continue for some time. Under such circumstances, some people voice pessimistic opinions, like "China has had a hard time lately.”

However, in fact, China has always been experiencing hardships as a developing country with a large population. Compared with the hardest time in the history, China should be fully confident of resolving current problems.

Indeed, there are many tough diplomatic troubles, such as the Diaoyu Islands dispute, South China Sea issue and the U.S. rebalancing strategy to restrict China. Take frequent military drills in the Asia-Pacific region for example, China is either portrayed as a “hegemony seeker” if it participates in them, or criticized for its absence if not. Even in the U.S. presidential race, candidates tend to use China as a political tactic to attack their opponents.

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