British experts wrote a book called the rise of China could re-shape the world
British experts Martin Jacques.
Jacques Martin’s new book “When China Rules the World.”
“International Herald Tribune” correspondent Yang from Beijing so that we close our eyes to imagine the same scene: Harvard Business School students, pointing on the map in Shanghai, China, said: “Here, my ideal here.” in the non- speaking countries of tourists stopped a local travel question: “What do you speak Mandarin?” neighboring countries around the revival of China, deeply impressed by the profound Chinese culture, thanked China for its selfless assistance to the economy; the doctrine of Confucius, The establishment of the Qin Dynasty, the four great inventions, the establishment of New China, has become well known; the yuan to become world currency … …
how it sounds incredible! But this is the British expert on China issues Martin Jacques in his new book “When China ruled the world – the rise of the Empire and the Central West End,” a book for us to describe the possible future scene.
the concept of re-shaping the world will be China?
economic threat to popular ideas and military threat is different in this book, Jacques more inclined to see China’s rise from a culture of threat: “If Britain was the dominant sea power The United States is the air and economic hegemony, then China will be a cultural hegemony. “This view is based on economic strength, China will become the country’s most anticipated. In the opening, the author quotes a recent Goldman Sachs research: to 2027, China’s economy will overtake the U.S. in 2050 will reach twice the U.S.. Jacques seems that a country’s economic rise indicates that it will never play a greater political and cultural influence, the resulting problem: if China really become a monopoly power, the world will be? Jacques discussion quite a waste of breath, but the point is clear and prominent: With the rise of China, China will replace the West’s dominant position in all areas – the West will lose the right to control civilization, the world according to the Chinese concept of re-shaping.
If the past two years is the European model to manipulate the world, then the turn of the next century China. Jacques convinced that the Confucian-based process in the rise of China is bound to challenge the West’s principles. China stressed that “civilized nations” rather than “nation state”, the criteria of civilized nations is “one country, many” system, the nation-state is “one country, one system”, which is why the West Hong Kong, China to solve the problem of the program is always full of doubt reasons. Jacques also predicted in the book, along with the revival of China, it reiterated that with the old affiliation between the neighboring countries. Jacques seems, whether it is for China or other countries, the tributary system in the deep-rooted concept does not really disappear, then change it with the external conditions have gradually disappeared and the weakening of the region around the revival will be re- China’s around, “we entirely possible to see some part of the tributary system in the modern context of the return to the European invention of the ‘sovereign, independent nation-state’ as the dominant global challenge.”
here, Jacques from a “Western Center on who” has become a “China-centered theorists.” In his view, the world center of the Chinese traditional culture of their own faith is too strong, as well as the principle that it will not make concessions to the West, if someone must make concessions, and that concessions must be Western. With the confidence of the Chinese two thousand years of humiliation from the rise in the total, China will re-look as the legal status of the world’s major civilizations. Therefore, the concept of the world will occur in accordance with China a profound cultural and ethnic restructuring.
“rule the world on the” difficult to replace “threat”
Jacques has not yet finished the book already shocked the world, used to hype the ‘China threat On the “Westerners in fact very difficult to accept the” China rule the world. ” British “Financial Times” executive editor David Pilling Asia first questioned whether China’s rapid economic development can not be stopped, because the Chinese miracle may have burst, and China will become the world’s most powerful economies is the view of Jacques all basis. “The Times” comment is quite sarcastic – “Could it be that common language is Chinese in Africa? Foreign diplomats will have to offer tribute to the Beijing?”, “He and those who talk about ‘five thousand years of history’ own confused confused foreigners of the Chinese government hacks have in common. ”
Americans are more worried about its global dominance to become obsolete. Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, now the University of Cambridge International Research Center of Ha Erpo it is quite typical: “In any case, I do not see Beijing will rule the U.S. scene.” U.S. “Foreign Policy” website The article, see “When China Rules the World,” a kind of book, you can easily think that the future belongs to Asia, Asia today may have the most dynamic economy, but it is impossible for the thought leaders in the United States to play the same role in encouraging , do not believe the exaggerated propaganda about American decline, the U.S. political and economic system of self-repair mechanisms will make it almost certain setbacks from the current to recover from New Delhi to Tokyo, Asia’s elites continue to count on Uncle Sam to keep on Beijing alert.
own psychological speculations of Western China
Jacques criticism and self-righteous arrogance of Westerners, while they fall into the same vicious circle, he thought the rise of China will rise as the West has established as the world itself as a leading Chinese model. National University of Singapore Institute of Southeast Asian Zheng Yongnian, it seems, can not believe that after the rise of China, will promote their own ideas out. He told the “International Herald Tribune”, the traditional Confucian values ??stress “has behaved not impose on others,” China has never imposed their own things to others, China’s system is always open, pay attention to inclusiveness, which Western system of exclusive entirely different. “For example, China has never excluded the power of the United States in Asia, but everywhere emphasized cooperation the West has always put their ideas on others, is a former colony of Britain and France engaged in the concept of shape by the Western countries, and now the United States in the global promote democracy is the same, but it does not take into account the objective historical conditions, the results have paid a high price for only a few success stories, the opposite also confuse the world. ”
tributary system in Asia, the resurrection, In Yongnian Zheng seems impossible. “China’s world center” is a traditional concept, Jacques that the rise of China, it will restore the previous model of international relations, but he ignored the modern system of international relations of China’s influence. After the Opium War, China has conducted a thorough transformation of the traditional system of international relations has been destroyed, replaced by sovereign states as the main system of international relations, experience of Jacques made a mistake. In the tributary system, China is losing money, always trade deficit, while the modern system based on market principles to create, and China can not return to the previous system.