No nation can solve climate change alone, for instance. No nation can reverse the environmental damage human society has inflicted on the planet or create the technologies that lead us closer to net zero alone. It will require the coming together of states, leaders, business, activists, consumers, and every tranche of society to wean the world off carbon.
China and the U.S. working together can make great things happen for the two countries and the world at large, while China and the U.S. stuck in confrontation spells disaster for the two countries and beyond.
No matter how cynical or self-centered you may be, this experience has shown that you will become neither a global leader nor even a regional leader if you cannot be trusted. Even on a local level, truthfulness, trust, and accountability have been laughed at and dismissed for some time now.
China’s U.S. policy has always maintained a high degree of stability and continuity. China is willing to build a China-U.S. relationship based on coordination, cooperation, and stability without conflict or confrontation, featuring mutual respect and win-win cooperation.
China must give full play to its gigantic domestic market and introduce more measures to tap into the potential of consumer demands.
Since its reform and opening-up started, China has implemented the poverty alleviation and development strategy in an organized, planned, and large-scale manner. It has become the first developing country to reach its poverty reduction target, a part of the UN Millennium Development Goals, contributing to the eradication of poverty in the world by more than 70 percent.
In coping with the disease itself and the economic and social impacts it creates, our moral guide must be the old saying to ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’
To escalate the spiraling rivalry with another major country, which could erode the gains accumulated from decades of trade liberalizations, disrupt global supply chains, and devour lots of jobs, is obviously not a wise option.
The contention on the South China Sea issue reflects the unprecedented complexity of China-U.S. relations, which are mainly posed by some people in the U.S., who spare no effort to portray China as an adversary or even an enemy, and try every means to contain China’s development, and do whatever it takes to hinder China-U.S. relations.