On New Year’s Day, Qiushi published an article by the director of the China Institute of International Affairs that summarized the international situation in politics, the economy, and security in 2010. The article pointed out that one of the main features of the 2010 international situation was the significant progress in world multi-polarization. The U.S. obviously feels incompetent and has to adjust its strategy. The U.S. strengthened its involvement in the South China Sea, utilizing every possible opportunity to create divisions between China and the Southeast Asian countries. China is very active in diplomacy and has skillfully handled this complicated situation.
Source: Qiushi, January 1, 2011.