Posted on 01/02/2018 5:40:15 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
We will pursue this beautiful visiona world of strong, sovereign, and independent nations, each with its own cultures and dreams, thriving side-by-side in prosperity, freedom, and peace, President Donald Trump wrote in his letter accompanying the National Security Strategy.
Beijing has long endorsed the concept of sovereignty. From 1954 to today, it has stressed that the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistencemutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in others internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistenceare the foundation of its relations with the world.
China and the United States, therefore, should be able to coexist.
Unfortunately, coexistence looks increasingly unlikely. Trumps Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, is beginning to articulate the notion that China is the planets only sovereign state. Beijing and Washington, inevitably, are bound to clash.
On the surface, Chinas recent pronouncements sound benign. Xi is known for speaking of the Chinese Dream, but he has a far bigger one. One World, One Dream, the slogan for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, evokes a united international community. That was Xis handiwork as he was then the Politburo Standing Committee member responsible for the Games.
Xi was also responsible for a community of common destiny. Introduced in late 2012, the phrase, as the official China Daily puts it, epitomizes the direction in which the Chinese government believes global governance should head.
Some PRC scholars have declared that now is the time for China to be the destined world leader to reorganize the world as one, to turn the China Dream into the World Dream.
Chinese leaders, for the first time since Mao, have returned to dreams of global domination…
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalinterest.org …
And, link doesn’t work.
That actually looks beautiful.
Oh no! (regarding link) – is there a way to get a moderator to fix this:
Hope this one works:
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