Qu Xing, President of the China Institute of International Studies, stated that China should not maintain stability at the cost of its sovereign rights and China’s safeguarding its rights should not put China and its neighbor into conflicts. Qu made these remarks during an interview with the state media, the International Herald Leader.
According to Qu, the core of the “China Dream” has two “one hundred year” goals: to build China into a well-to-do society by the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and to build China into a modern socialist country by the 100th anniversary of the new China.
To make the China Dream a reality, China should first, handle well its relationship with major powers, particularly with the United States, mainly through bilateral cooperation; second, handle well the relationship with China’s neighboring countries through safeguarding sovereign rights and maintaining stability; third, proactively develop multilateral diplomacy through participation in U.N. affairs and in the G20 group; fourth, handle well the relationship with emerging countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America; fifth, make special efforts in public diplomacy; and lastly, strengthen the protection of overseas Chinese and businesses. When asked about the balance between safeguarding sovereign rights and maintaining stability, Qu stated that maintaining stability should not be at the cost of sovereign rights, and that safeguarding sovereign rights should not put China and its neighboring countries into conflicts.
Source: International Herald Leader, September 16, 2013