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Three "dialogues" show sign of nation seeking understanding: experts

2010-05-27 05:55:43 GMT2010-05-27 13:55:43 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C) and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in Beijing May 25, 2010. Their meeting took place after the two-day second round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues concluded. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Political analysts said Thursday that three dialogues or international forums held simultaneously in China this week signaled the country's emphasis on multilateral exchanges.

Wan Jun, research fellow of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said, "In eyes of some westerners, China is a country with 'obscure image' and it is natural that westerners are worried about the rising of China and how China would use its influence."

Prof. Jia Qingguo, deputy dean of School of International Studies of the Peking University, said China needs to take initiative in reducing external prejudice and misunderstandings as the rapid growth of the largest developing country may make other nations nervous.

Jia said the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the China-Europe High-Level Political Party Forum and an international forum on "China path," all held this week in Beijing, signaled the country's latest effort in seeking "understanding and support" from the international community.

The three events were held on the government, political party and civilian level respectively.

The China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue concluded Tuesday in Beijing. It was attended by about 50 representatives from more than 40 departments of China and the United States.

Also closed on Tuesday was the China-Europe High-Level Political Party Forum. With the theme of Global Challenges and China-European Cooperation, the Forum offered a platform for Chinese and European party officials to discuss common problems and challenges in managing state affairs and capacity building.

The China Institute of CPC Literature Research, which was supervised by the CPC Central Committee's Party Literature Research Office, held on Monday an international forum on "China path." It was attended by more than 80 scholars from about a dozen of countries and regions.

Jia said China's development road has proved effective especially during the international financial crisis that hit some western countries hard.

"What's the 'China path'? As the world is studying China for an answer, China should also make some explainations to make itself better understood," Jia said.

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