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Respond calmly when facing wind and waves

Respond calmly when facing wind and waves

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The U.S. adopted unilateralism and contradicted itself, resulting in the upgrading of China-U.S. trade friction. China has to fight back in self-defense despite it doesn’t want to fight. In the crucial period of fighting a battle of wits and courage, Chinese people’s confidence and courage play a key role.

At present, the majority of Chinese people support China’s countermeasures in response to U.S. bullying and have confidence in China’s future. But there are still some obscure noises that worried about their own interests. What we have to do right now is to banish the blind faith of power and maintain the triumphalism.

The long-term blind faith of U.S. image makes some people, who underestimate China’s development in recent years and the increasingly small gap between China and the U.S., ignore the more outstanding superiority of China’ s system and path. Under the circumstance of China-U.S. trade friction, this conventional thinking is obviously not helpful but harmful.

The U.S. is not capable of doing anything despite that it ranks the first place on comprehensive national strength. The U.S. was more advanced than the rest of the world, but its development potential can’t compete against China. The U.S. system is not advance anymore with a major defect that it can’t keep pace with the times and reality.

Being aware of itself makes China seek improvement in stability. Since 2011, China has surpassed the U.S. to be the largest manufacturer; since 2013, China has become the largest trader in the world in the following successive years. Over past 20 years, the proportion of China’s foreign trade to the U.S. has reduced from 40 percent to 15 percent. Nowadays, we have the capacity to compete against the U.S.

More importantly, the global environment is turning to the direction which benefits China. At present, the U.S. society is divided and its national image is worsening with increasingly weaker international influence, while China is seen as the model of most developing countries which makes emerging economies tend to cooperate with China.

In fact, facing the trade friction imposed by the U.S., Chinese people ‘s eager of national rejuvenation is getting stronger. In the face of wind and waves, we have the capacity to calmly respond and move forward to the goal of national rejuvenation with confidence.

Contributed by Wang Wen for Guangming Daily

Translated by Zhang Zhou

[ Editor: ZYQ ]