Reference News Network reported on March 25 that the New York Times website of the United States published on March 23 the title “China No Longer Respects the United States-Reasonable”, the author is the newspaper’s diplomatic columnist Thomas L. Friedman, author It is believed that China’s governance capacity has an advantage, while the United States’ governance capacity has become problematic. The full text is excerpted as follows:
James McGregor, Chairman of the Greater China Region of Encore Consulting Co., Ltd., said: “Chinese leaders pay great attention to governance performance, especially in terms of employment, housing and clean air.”
In contrast, today many American politicians are elected steadily in constituencies that have been redesigned for the benefit of the party. They only need to “perform” for their electorate camp to win re-election through the people-friendly stage.
Whenever I point this out, critics of the extreme right or the extreme left will respond absurdly: “Oh, so you love China.” In fact, I care about the United States.
My goal is to make more Americans realize that China really values national education, builds infrastructure, takes best practices in business and science, and promotes government officials on their merits. If we cannot equal China in these respects, then condemning China will be useless.
When the top diplomats of the United States and China met in Alaska last week, Chinese officials made it clear that they no longer fear our criticism because they no longer respect us as they did in the past, and they think the rest of the world does the same.
Accident? Do you think the Chinese have not noticed the following facts?
Our last president encouraged his followers to ransack our Capitol, and most members of his political party did not recognize our election results; one of our members of Congress believed that a space laser operated by a Jew caused the forest fire; the left wing Anarchists were allowed to occupy parts of downtown Portland, causing severe damage that lasted for months.
China has realized the modernization of China’s manufacturing infrastructure through large-scale investment of government resources to dominate the ten key high-tech industries in the 21st century. With this, China secretly challenged the United States and wanted to keep pace with the United States. These industries include artificial intelligence, electric vehicles and other new energy vehicles, 5G communications, robotics, new agricultural technologies, aerospace and marine engineering, synthetic materials, and biomedicine.
Just a few weeks ago, China released its fourteenth five-year plan, and China has increased the government’s investment in “innovation-driven development.” The message to the United States is that we will try to beat you in your own games so that we will never rely on your high-tech products again.
My message to fellow Americans is: Now we must return to the secret of success and double the bet.
This is to provide our workforce with education that meets or exceed technical requirements; build the world’s best ports, roads and communications infrastructure; attract the most dynamic and capable immigrants in the world to enrich our universities and establish them New businesses; legislate the best rules to encourage risk while curbing reckless behavior; steadily increase government-funded research to expand the boundaries of science so that our entrepreneurs can turn the most promising ideas into start-ups.
McGregor pointed out that there is some hope in this regard: “Congress has begun to sort through hundreds of bills involving China proposed by the previous Congress, with the purpose of promoting legislation supported by the two parties, in some technological fields that China claims to be the frontiers of the future. Invest in technology, research and development, and American leadership.”
If we as a country continue to do what we have done recently, our power will weaken, and the power of our ideas will also weaken. No matter how loudly we shout “America, America, America”, our influence on China and the world will gradually weaken.