Xi’s Helmsmanship on IR — [1] China as a Woken-up Lion

If Deng’s “Peaceful Rise” doctrine is to restrict the Chinese leaders not to pose threats to the world, Xi Jin-ping’s “China as a peaceful, friendly and civilized Woken-up Lion” analogy is to tell the world that China can no longer be “bullied”.

http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=42206&cHash=4947cd8dc60f8ff26fdefdc734dd3286#.U2SJImCKCM8

This assertion indicates that Beijing is confident enough in its forces to fend off blows from foreign powers and even strike back.  It is a milestone for China in the sense that Xi as the incumbent helmsman ruler dares to face off foreign powers at international level.  I believe that from now on Beijing will dare to be very harsh towards those irritating challenges and even afflict them with some sorts of measures.

Update 1: The subscription-only UK journal Philosophy Now published my article “Could Plato’s Republic Work in China?”  in its Issue 101 Mar/Apr 2014 main theme: The Ship of Fools – Plato and Democracy.  Here are the links:

http://philosophynow.org/

http://philosophynow.org/issues/101/Could_Platos_Republic_Work_In_China

Comments and questions are welcome.

Update 2: “From Democracy to Veto-cracy: Destabilizing World Politics” is my latest article on the “head count” problem of the election mechanism in polarized angry nations.

http://fpif.org/democracy-veto-cracy-destabilizing-world-politics/

When more self-radicalized individuals and interest groups do not play the waiting rules of democracy and choose to bring down their generally elected government in the name of “people’s democracy”, democracy as a political system for peaceful handover of authority will collapse worldwide very quickly.  Perhaps, it is what Plato foresaw 2,500 years ago.

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