Thursday, September 12, 2019

7 Decades of China’s achievements — Zamir Ahmed Awan

China is an old civilization and has been passing through various ups and downs throughout history. Which is very much rational and the natural cycle of human history. There was a time when Romans were at the peak, but today they stand nowhere, British and French colonialized half of the world, but today squeezed to a small state only. Ottoman Empire in Turkey was in control of parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe, but today is a small developing nation. Every peak has to pass through fall, it is a natural cycle in the history of nations. But China, the last 200 years have been suffering due to the colonializations, imperialism, and expansionism of Western World. Either it was opium war I or II or War of resistance, the Chinese suffered a lot. But with the establishment of the “The People’s Republic of China on the 1st of October 1949, China liberated finally. However, it did not end the Western world’s aggression against China. It was the economic blockade of China or war against communism threat, China was the victim in the early 1950s, 1960, and 1970s.
The story of the non-West today is that of decolonization, which is proceeding unevenly and challenged by Western powers for the most part. The IMF and World Bank were established to administer neoliberal policy, which entails neo-imperialism and neocolonialism under the leadership of the United States as the current imperial force in the world and, of course, wants to keep it that way. 

The Washington Consensus that was originally designed to facilitate decolonization was subsequently interpreted in terms of neoliberal policy favoring "market solutions," in which market power is held by the developed world and by the US in particular. China is still contending with this and is taking the long view.

The Vineyard of the Saker
7 Decades of China’s achievements
Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Sinologist (ex-Diplomate), Academician, Researcher, Peace-activist, Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization), Islamabad, Pakistan

1 comment:

Zamir Awan said...

Frankly speaking, westernization was generally the trend in the last several decades. The western-style of democracy was an ideal and the economic model was considered the most successful example.
Knowingly or unknowingly, every country was following or trying to follow the western model. Some of the nations were beneficiary of western values and development models, but some of the nations met huge crises due to blindly following the west.

But, the rise of China, has provided an alternate model too. It is expected, Chinese influence will rise globally and some of the nations may follow the Chinese governance model.

Wheather, west is happy or not, accept or not, it is going to happen. Maybe you may witness it.