A prosperous China will benefit the world

Published: April 20, 2015
The writer is the Vice Consul General of China in Karachi

The writer is the Vice Consul General of China in Karachi

China’s stable development is closely linked to assistance and support from the rest of the world and, at the same time, the world’s progress and prosperity cannot be separated from China’s contribution. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, and especially since reforms and an open policy was adopted over 30 years ago, great changes have taken place in China. The country’s social and economic development has improved greatly and the exchange rate between China and other countries and regions has reached a record high. China has integrated itself into the international community in a holistic way.

Meanwhile, China’s development not only benefits the rest of the world, but has also made important contributions to the world’s peace and development. Being the world’s second-largest economy, China has not only provided a great amount of commodities of good quality and at reasonable price to customers all over the world, but has also created great employment opportunity for other countries. Lots of overseas Chinese students stimulate the development of education in the relevant countries. Many estate-buyers from China have vigorously promoted the weak estate industry in Western countries.

According to figures issued by the IMF, since the eruption of the international financial crisis, China’s economic growth amount occupies one-fourth of that of the world’s total. The value of the importing commodity by China will hit the high of $10 trillion in the next five years. New foreign investment in the country will reach $500 billion. The numbers of visitors to other countries will be 400 million. While China achieves its quick development, it also brings a great opportunity for development to the rest of world.

Since the Industrial Revolution, the survival of the fittest seems to have become a rule of international practice. The world has not become tranquil because of economic globalisation, as the state of fierce competing interests, controlled by some main economies, still exists. It is reassuring to realise that in facing the recent international financial crisis, the West and the East, as well as developed and developing countries quickly responded, showing joint efforts and fully utilising the G-20, the IMF, and the World Bank, etc. as important mechanisms and platforms for the macro-controlling and stable development of the world economy.

As a responsible member of the international community, China is ready to join hands with the rest of the world to keep on upholding the spirit of mutual trust, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, actively promoting the common will of the peaceful co-existence of mankind, establishing a new relationship of development with different partners on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and laying a solid foundation for long- term stable development of the global economy in order to maintain world peace, stability, prosperity and development. This will enable people to have a better chance to share development achievements.

Experiencing unprecedented huge changes, the present world is being covered by a piece of an invisible giant net, under which China and the rest of the world are more closely linked with each other. The higher the level of coexistence, the more frequent is the connection between countries.

Confronting the complex situation of the world and the unfurling challenges of globalisation, it is suggested that relevant countries give up cut-throat competitiveness, stop playing a zero-sum game, respect other countries’ reasonable concerns while pursuing their own national interests, and seek common development together with other countries.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th,  2015.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Pak Watan
    Apr 20, 2015 - 12:37AM

    Zindabad Pak-China dosti. Hindians can whine all they want, but our ties are warm and strong, and nothing can break our shared bond. Recommend

  • bring back colonization!
    Apr 20, 2015 - 12:42AM

    May the Chinese conquer the subcontinent and bring civility and good governance to it’s destitute people. Our people have failed at governance. We are better off under foreign occupation. The sooner we realize this, the better. Recommend

  • Nadeem
    Apr 20, 2015 - 12:48AM

    Well written but a puff piece nevertheless. Don’t Chinese writers have opinions of their own that they’d like to share with us?Recommend

  • Aussie
    Apr 20, 2015 - 4:21AM

    Having spent 15 years in America, studying advanced manufacturing at a topmost university and then research and working, followed by more than that time spend in Australia, I have some little idea of technological abilities of the West.

    China is a shining light of hope and revival for nations of the world. We are seeing only the early indications of its scientific and engineering prowess. There is phenomenal amount of genuine effort being put in research and development that is now starting to pay off. The graph will continue on its exponential trajectory of a zoom climb. An excellent work ethic, free of hubris and guided by exceptional leadership will continue to power past the hype and braggadocio of the USA.

    The nations of the world can gain much from China without losing their shirt in the bargain. There is little if any aspect of colonial or imperialist behavior in Chinese dealings, what is promised is what is delivered. This is why all over the world, from Latin America to Africa to Asia, nations with their thinking abilities intact prefer collaboration with China.

    President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan which is currently in very difficult internal circumstances, involves great personal courage and renewed commitment to the future of Pakistan.

    Shahid Saleem Arshad PhD SydneyRecommend

  • Dr.Shafique
    Apr 20, 2015 - 5:12AM

    The writer, a Chinese vice consul, will naturally glorify China’s role in world. But, lest we forget, to get this job in China’s foreign service, one has to be a member of the communist party or, at least, seen as favouring the party stand. So what can you expect from this guy whose job is to promote China’s interests in Pakistan (and not necessarily Chinese-Pakistani friendship)? As a Pakistani who sees with great frustration, skepticism and anger at the snail pace at which our country has moved, I fear that some day we will see China as our enemy nurturing the ulterior motive of using Pakistan only as a pawn in its chess game to gain access to warm ports and to exploit its natural resources. I will also not be surprised if the Baluchis, someday, come out in total hate and resentment not only against China but also against Pakistan (by which I mean mainly Punjab-festered elements) at the way their resources are being plundered – and will continue to be plundered — in the future without benefiting the Baluchis in any way. Please, let’s not get carried away with the hollow kisses that Xi Jingping has been blowing before his arrival in Pakistan and promising us the moon. An ordinary Pakistani will not understand, let alone see through, the huge concessions that Pakistan will allow them, not to mention jettisoning its sovereignty to a nation that is far from being its much-touted “all-weather friend”. Recommend

  • raw is war
    Apr 20, 2015 - 6:53AM

    Dear Sir, Really? Just look at Pakistan.Recommend

  • Apr 20, 2015 - 8:06AM

    The stable relationship between the two neighbours is the example of the rest of the world.China is the Pakistan time tasted friend when the Chinese president said that visiting Pakistan is like I m vising of my brother home . Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 20, 2015 - 11:15AM

    Absolutely Sir,
    Fully agreed with you. Long live Pak-China friendship!Recommend

  • Karim Dad
    Apr 20, 2015 - 5:03PM

    we, the GBians woun;t agree to the term inclusiveness based on what we are experiencing living just across the boarder. We live in the stone age in absence of very basic facilities in gilgit Baltistan despite being blessed with natural resources. The irony is because we are gardian less unfortunate people. Islamabad has been experienced only an exploiter. It only has consolidated its rule throuh patronizing sactarian divides in the region. Ruthless curruption is another tool to channel back the money it claimes to spend in GB. Chaina has so far been in contact with Islamabad making deals at the cost of GBians future completly suppressing their voice. We are not wetnessing a single watt of electricity even from our giant immediate power. As time will tell that Islamabad is not representing us in fact while making dealsRecommend

  • M Saleem Chaudhry
    Apr 21, 2015 - 9:53AM

    It’s a very enlightening brief by Dr.Mu with the highlights of future projections of economic contribution and potential of China. His projection of $10Trillion import in next five years by China, $500Billions foreign investment in China and 400 million Chinese travel abroad are enough to indicate future position of as the super economic power. China has already established Asian infrastructure investment bank with a base capital of $75billions ,as an alternate source of funds to World bank for development projects which has been joined by 75 countries so far.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Apr 21, 2015 - 10:13PM

    The world has not become tranquil because of economic globalisation, as the state of fierce competing interests, controlled by some main economies, still exists.

    There are no ‘some’ Sir but only one who is desperately trying to control other economies to live on the past abut if the European negotiators do not betray their people by signing on the dots as proposed by the USA in free trade agreement with the largest economy of the world.
    Competition is always healthy for the economy since it encourages innovation, creativity and productivity all necessary to improve the living standard of people which the author will agree is in the ulmate interest of all countries in the world. China is making a great progress and requires larger spectrum of consumers and it is wisely embarked on the plan to stregnthen the infra structure of weaker economies in the neighbouring countries and those in Africa. This is wise and is bound to pay of, provided there is peace which is at risk lately. Let us hope that peace returns to those countries as well which have suffered destabilisation because of military interventions..

    Rex MinorRecommend

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