China’s promotion of the One Belt One Road Initiative will never involve geopolitical games or the formation of a destabilizing group, which differs from the nature of the Marshall Plan, said Zhang Xiaoqiang, former deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, Sina Finance reported.
Zhang also emphasized that China will not output its backward capacity via the initiative. The cooperation of technology, capacity and resource will always remain in line with each country’s current level of development and separate needs.
Meanwhile, Zhang said China will not export its social system and development model, nor will it impose its will on other countries.
Several projects under the initiative, including the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway in Indonesia, China-Laos Railway, Gwadar Port in Pakistan and Piraeus Port in Greece are under construction.
In 2017, China’s trade volume with Belt and Road countries has exceeded US$1.1 trillion, accounting for 26.5% of the total trade volume.
In fact Marshall plan depended its success on out put similar value and system, especially on German and Japan, the two life and death enemy in WWII. American occupied their lands till now, steered their reforms towards liberalism principled state structures, so they changed from dictatorship and militarism into the integrated block of western camp, the mark A pupils of liberal democracy.
The Belt and Road strategy is a globalised development plan in China’s characteristics. The British led globalisation resulted in two world wars, its own economy was damaged badly , so it had to abandon the free trade regime initiated to unified the global market to its advantage. And, the decisive decline of its statue as the leading global power.
America only regionalised the Atlantic nations, and as a core region to have attracted countries in other regions with the unified anti communism ideology and liberal market systems. China declared its goal is to connect far and wide nations with many different and conflicting cultures, it is a dream. Even the long time alliance like Pakistan has conflicts to adopt the B&R projects, China is doing the plan from Caribbean to Iceland, and coxing the difficult US and Japan into the Belt. Disasters in view.
I believe saying China’s OROB project will not export China social system to countries accepting the said project has missed the point. After world war II, the Soviets and Americans competed in exporting each other’s system, while right now China met no competitors. After competition the Soviets lost to the Americans. Now how can China try again to export the loser’s system again? After world war II, America was dealing with defeated and impoverished nations while China now is dealing with peaceful and relatively rich nations. China cannot impose anything on them. By refraining from exporting China’s system could mean China has no confidence in her own system, while America did and does have confidence in her system.
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