A fast booming China 2.0: Outlook or hazard? 中国蓬勃发展新篇章:展望抑或冒险?
2013 has been a wild set of cards for the world, when major entities of economy take the critical transaction of their leaderships, among which China stands out and sparkles, since the position it has held as being a rocket boosting of its economic position to the 2nd largest around the world. But there this time, are some different voices around the rising star comparing to that dating back to years the general compliment on China as the new market and the vast booming opportunities due to its incredible growth. Is ‘the China miracle’ fading or are we faced up with a new era of China 2.0 version of economic development? In this special issue we focus on the magnificent changes of the booming China since 2013 and interpret to those who seek the context of China’s future about what is seemingly going on and to go.
1. The Chinese dream: A critical moment of power transaction
In a country as China where the political power is over centralized, the transaction of leadership body could be significantly influencing the country and even the world in a positive or negative way. It also suggests a new page of the nation when people keep looking forward to an unprecedented strategy and state policy to be present, and what’s more, even the socio and economic value system the centralization would propose.
Mr. Xi Jinping, the neo-elected president of China, loving both football and swimming, presents his vision of the Chinese Dream at the very first public appearance after his success in thoroughly taking over the leadership position, for the first time over the last two decades. And we see the difference in angles of his vision comparing to the predecessor. Opportunities could be detected from the proverb that China is making efforts of transmitting itself into a real international power that will also take up soft power.
2. Is China’s slowing down on economic growth a sign of recession, or not?
Among all the economic figures in 2013, we primarily see the fading out of GDP growth crown of China, which hasn’t been appearing for almost over a decade. China was once the miracle of GDP growth worldwide, winning it the nickname of world factory or the leading engine of the global economic growth, while a 7.7% growth in season 3 of 2013 is only a half comparing to the peak time in 2010. At the same time China is planning to invest 284 billion US dollars into the mandating of air pollution issue. China itself has realized what must been done aside from merely the virtual
growth to keep the country stepping on the right way. It is to be seen that more investing opportunities about environmental protections and green energy would be seriously on board the next couple of years.
3. A new image of the government to focus on the right work
In 2013 China has also emphasized, more than ever through a decade, on the importance of anti-bribing and the government erosion and the transaction of the government image, which has been long existing problem that causes both the dissatisfaction among civil and the inequality in social allocation. The Chinese government under the leading of new power of the Party aims to create a government that has less control in the vast economic scene by giving off more administration assignments and duties to the civil level so as to stimulate the vividness and energy in reform and development. As the government in China is shaped into a more efficient and effective tunnel, more innovation in economic growth and opportunities can be expected.
4. Free trade zone-mania
The news at the end of 2013 in China also catches our eyes, which is the founding of Shanghai Free Trade Zone. This is considered as a groundbreaking experiment and the newest significant move of Chinese government in opening its market to the world and reform the country into a free market place to stimulate another era of economic, trade and consumption growth. China also makes the propaganda more than ever about the great potential lying in the urbanization, the rate of which China holds is only 56%, far away towards the developed 70%. We are supposed to see more towns or metropolises in the future while an uncertain issue has also been raised: is this the new outlook of China’s promising future or a hazard that would be very much likely Deviate from what it supposed to be? But China after all is the country that has made through all the miracles. Let’s stay tuned for the China’s development myth 2.0.
领导层交接,其中中国因为经济地位急剧上升⾄至全球第⼆二⽽而脱颖⽽而出并受到极 ⼤大关注。相较于⼏几年前中国因其惊⼈人的增⻓长速度⽽而被⼲⼴广泛誉为全新市场并享有 ⼲⼴广阔⽽而蓬勃的发展机遇,这位后起之秀此时此际却听到了⼀一些不同的声 ⾳音。“中国奇迹”是否正在衰落?还是我们正⾯面临着步⼊入中国经济发展新篇章的
全新时代?在本期中我们聚焦了⾃自2 0 1 3年起蓬勃发展的中国所经历的巨⼤大变 化,并为探究中国未来去向的⼈人们提供了我们的答案。
在政治权⼒力过度集中的中国,领导阶层的交接变换可能会对这个国家、甚⾄至是 世界产⽣生或积极或消极的显著影响。它也揭⽰示了这个民族全新的⼀一⻚页:⼈人们继 续期待出现前所未有的战略和国家政策,甚⾄至是集中管理下构造出的社会和经 济价值体系。
我们看到了他与前任领导⼈人相⽐比之下的视觉差异。有句俗话是这么说的:中国 正在努⼒力成为⼀一⽀支兼具软实⼒力的真正的国际⼒力量,这也让我们看到了机遇所 在。
从2013年的经济数字中,我们主要看到中国的GDP增⻓长不再位居世界之⾸首,这 ⼀一情况已持续了⼗十年之久。中国的G D P增⻓长曾堪称世界的奇迹,令其获得“世 界工厂”的称号,并成为全球经济增⻓长的主要引擎。然⽽而,2 0 1 3年第三季度的
增⻓长仅为7 . 7 %,仅仅是2 0 1 0年⾼高峰时期的⼀一半。与此同时,中国正计划投资 2840亿美元治理空⽓气污染问题。中国本⾝身已经意识到,除了虚拟增⻓长以外必须 怎样做才能令国家⾛走上正确的轨道。可以看出,在未来几年,在环境保护和绿
界,将中国改革成一个自由贸易市场,刺激经济、贸易和消费增⻓长的新纪元。 中国也⽐比以往任何时候都更不遗余⼒力地宣传其城市化的巨大潜力,但其城市化 率仅为56%,远低于发达国家的70%。未来,我们应该会看到中国涌现更多的
城镇或⼤大都市,与此同时,⼈人们也会针对不确定因素提出疑问:这对于中国的 未来究竟是新的展望,抑或是类似“偏离正常轨道”的冒险?但中国毕竟曾创造 了所有奇迹。让我们继续关注中国发展神话的下⼀一篇章吧。