During the highly anticipated "two sessions", in addition to China's growth, most people are also concerned about the China Conundrum. China's image in the world is increasingly reflected as the complex blend of high-speed development and various problems.
Compared to the public, the media, in particular, the foreign media which has a tradition of making negative reports, will keep a close eye on problems. At the National People's Congress news conference held on March 4, whether it is "anti-corruption" and "environmental issues" that got domestic media's attention, or "friction with neighboring countries" and "problems political reform is facing" mentioned by foreign media, these are all the issues and challenges China is facing, and are only part of the China Conundrum .
China does not try to ignore the conundrum. In the Report to the Eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the CPC has frankly stated that China is facing "unprecedented challenges". Of course, the conundrum is not all bad. In a sense, the provocation by Japan prompted China to publish the high-quality White Paper on the Diaoyu Islands efficiently.
China does not avoid tough issues in order to solve the China Conundrum. The "Huangyan Island mode" is the move China played for safeguarding national sovereignty after been repeatedly provoked. To solve the problems of the financial crisis, China has showed enough sense of responsibility and played to the advantage of collective power.
Read the Chinese version:汇聚起13亿人的智慧和勇气
Source:People's Daily Overseas Edition
Reporter: Zheng Kai