: As a rising power,China should take on greaterresponsibility 1) as a provider of transnational values; 2) in rede-
fning its relationship with the
United States; 3) in contributing functionally to the global politicaleconomy, security, and the envi-ronment; and 4) as a restrainerof the preponderant power.
Stockholm China Forum
What roles should a rising China play in the world? Tey should includebeing, at the very least: 1) a providero transnational values concerningeconomic growth, liberty, social justice, and environmental protec-tion; 2) a strategic great power withthe capacity to redene the China-U.S.relationship; 3) a bearer o interna-tional responsibility in various unc-tional areas, requiring a substantialcontribution to the global politicaleconomy, security, and the environ-ment; and 4) a courageous but prudentrestrainer o the preponderant power,or the sake o world liberty and justice.
As a Provider ofTransnational Values
Modern transnational values canbe reduced into our broad catego-ries: economic growth, liberty, social justice, and, now, environmentalprotection. China’s greatest achieve-ment since the start o its “reorm andopening” period has been economicgrowth. However, although obtainingthe economic liberty o 1.3 billionpeople is a great contribution to globalprogress, this value in itsel is not aChinese innovation, and the pursuit o economic liberty in China is now, intoo many cases,
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The Roles China Ought to Playin the World
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government and the public increas-ingly believe that this achievement hasbeen at the expense o social justiceand environmental protection. Tere isstill a very long way to go beore Chinaully realizes some other basic libertiesor its people.In the context o China’s develop-ment and its impact on the world,we Chinese have an increasingly rm condence in the growth o ournational strength. But, despite China’seconomic success, it is dicult topredict what major contributionscontemporary China will make to thetransnational value complex.However, it should be emphasizedthat China has already contributedan innovative historic value to theworld, created by Mao Zedong in hisnest years, rom the latter 1920s toearly 1950s, and then adapted by DengXiaoping or contemporary China.Tat is, what is most important anddecisive is the Chinese’ own prac-tice and experience in the particularChinese circumstances and situa-tion; what is best or Washington orMoscow or elsewhere is not necessarily best or China, just as what is bestor China is not necessarily best oranywhere else; people are entitled tomove on their own roads respectively