China to lead world out of tough time

Pakistan Today (Karachi) - - NEWS -

Davos, a snow-cov­ered Swiss town lo­cated on the Land­wasser River, is at­tract­ing global at­ten­tion as the host of the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum (WEF) an­nual meet­ing.

Ten years ago, Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel pre­dicted on the WEF that a new world pat­tern has emerged. She noted that the WEF and Western coun­tries should cast their eyes to China for in­spi­ra­tion and guid­ance un­der the huge changes amid the glob­al­iza­tion, since the Europe-cen­tered era has come to an end af­ter 200 years’ devel­op­ment.

Merkel’s pre­dic­tion comes true when Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping ap­peared at Davos meet­ings 10 years later. Fi­nan­cial Times news­pa­per even hailed China as a guardian of global gover­nance.

China’s con­tri­bu­tion to the world has been a con­sen­sus dur­ing the on­go­ing WEF. The coun­try has in­jected con­fi­dence to the world on the 2009 WEF when the globe was trapped af­ter the out­burst of fi­nan­cial cri­sis.

Two years later, the then WTO Direc­tor-Gen­eral Pascal Lamy said in a Davos meet­ing that China and other coun­tries were all win­ners 10 years af­ter China’s en­trance to the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

China has been re­garded as a most pow­er­ful en­gine for global eco­nomic re­vival of world econ­omy. Thanks to its steady devel­op­ment and re­form, China has stepped on to the world stage to share its plans and con­tri­bu­tions.

Merkel’s re­marks echoed the changes brought by China’s devel­op­ment from the per­spec­tive of world pat­tern, while the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity is now hav­ing a more ra­tio­nal and vi­sion­ary opin­ion on China.

Un­cer­tain­ties, es­pe­cially a ris­ing trend of de-glob­al­iza­tion, now hin­der world’s devel­op­ment, with some Western ob­servers mourn­ing the col­lapse of their tra­di­tional be­liefs. How­ever, the reme­dies given by China are now lead­ing global gover­nance to­ward a more ra­tio­nal di­rec­tion.

The in­creas­ing global at­ten­tion on China’s pro­pos­als dur­ing the WEF 2017 re­flects the world’s ex­pec­ta­tions to­ward China to pro­vide more pub­lic prod­ucts.

His­tory is cre­ated by the brave peo­ple. The world needs to be united to cope with the tough sit­u­a­tion.

“When en­coun­ter­ing dif­fi­cul­ties, we should not com­plain about our­selves, blame oth­ers, lose con­fi­dence or run away from re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. We should join hands and rise to the chal­lenge,” Xi stressed in his key­note speech de­liv­ered at the open­ing ses­sion of the an­nual meet­ing.

Just as what Xi ad­vo­cated, the world can only get through the cross­road of his­tory by shoul­der­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties fol­low­ing the spirit of equal­ity, open­ness, co­op­er­a­tion and shar­ing.

BY HU ZEXI FROM PEO­PLE’S DAILY

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