In a nutshell, China believes that its best interests are served through more, not less, engagement with the world via an approach that is intrinsically built on goodwill as opposed to antagonism.
The Asian Games are more than just a sporting event; they serve as a bridge to promote solidarity and friendship.
To make the American vision for the new era, whereby ‘every nation can choose its own path and its own partners’ a reality, the United States must put down its cudgel and show true respect for the development path of other countries.
The East, with its rich tapestry of cultures and civilizations, is not just rising; it’s echoing a clarion call for a more inclusive, interconnected world.
As the two parties strengthen strategic synergies to facilitate more pragmatic cooperation, more mutual benefits are expected to arise that will ultimately be conducive to regional economic development.
The athletes, no matter where they finish in their events, should be applauded if they compete in a spirit of acknowledging a community with a shared future.