“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”————– Confucius What amazes me in the history and culture of China is how Europe announces it the third civilizational center of humanity after the Egyptian and Greco Roman civilizations.
It impresses me very much the unity of Chinese religion, science, economy and openness to various other cultures.
The cooperation between the European Union and China greatly contributes the development of the whole world in the begging of the 21st century.
The World is forever in debt to China for its innovations.
China has grown rapidly over the past decade and it is now the largest economies outside of the group of advanced countries. It is increasingly seen as one of the major economic powers in the world.
China’s economy is twice large as those as Brazil, India and Russia taken combined (and its population is enormous, more than four times of the USA. According to IMF the investment rate (the ration of investment to output) in China is between 40% and 45% of output, a very high number.The Chinese excelled in many other areas, including mathematics, warfare and transportation, to name a few.Although But then, no one else could have done so at the time, since iron existed nowhere else but in China.Ancient China was extreme advance and many of its discoveries are still in use today.This is what Robert Temple, the author of The Genius of China 3000 years of science, discovery and invention.The concept of the Chinese wise man about the five elements of the world is very well known in Europe- water, fire, metal, wood and earth.The idea of the two driving forces of nature to mankind – Yin and Yang (light and darkness, sky and earth, man and woman) is known by all the nations on the planet.In international relations, China admires the principles of political unity which is enshrined in EU principles.China believes that these principles are close to many political principles close to the Chinese State- treating all people as equals, unity, seeking political negotiation when the nation is in crisis and harmony of the people.Most still have growth rates far below that of China. Some believe that this is the result of a slower, better managed, transition: the first Chinese reforms took place in agriculture in 1980 and, even today, many firms remain owned by the state.In many countries, widespread corruption and poor property rights make firms unwilling to invest. Others argue that the fact that the communist party has remained in control has actually helped the economic transition; tight political control has allowed for a better protection of property rights, at least for firms, giving them incentives to invest.