The Beijing Consensus continues to manifest. Here is China continuing to build bridges – but it is always seems pertinent to remember that their internal stability matters most to them. Sustainability and stability is a lesson they have learnt, and judging from their stockpiling of resources and good relations, the world ultimately still has to be ready – to get along with prosperous China. Are we ready to have say 1 billion prosperous Chinese in the global village?
Mr Xi also shared frankly the internal challenges his country faces, saying: ‘China’s development still remains unbalanced, uncoordinated and unsustainable.’ It is, he noted, ‘under pressure’ to create more jobs for its workers, while helping its 150 million people in poverty.
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China will be peaceful, responsible player: Xi
Prosperous and stable China means more opportunities for others, he says
By Li Xueying & Cai Haoxiang
Source – Straits Times, published November 16, 2010
THE man set to become China’s next president took pains to give reassurances yesterday that his country was committed to being a peaceful and responsible global player – even as it grapples with internal challenges of development.
On a visit here, Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping stressed: ‘A prosperous and stable China does not pose a threat to any nation. It only means more development opportunities for other countries.’
He added: ‘China will continue to undertake due responsibilities for regional peace and common development.’ Read the rest of this entry »