1月13日,纽约,能讲一口流利中文的澳大利亚前总理、现任外交部长陆克文(Kevin Rudd)应邀在纽约亚洲协会发表演讲，指出:随着中国的崛起，世界格局正在发生根本性的变化，亚太地区的所有成员,都需要通过结成“亚太共同体”(Pax Pacifica)这样的联盟,来加强互信，维护共同的利益和适应新的世界格局。
陆克文外长在13日中午的演讲中，整个主题,均围绕中国的崛起和世界应当如何接受随之而来的世界格局根本性变迁而展开。他表示，在过去130多里，美国从最初的默默无闻和孤立主义,成长为世界性的超级大国，并在二战后,主导了全球的政治和经济秩序。但,新的历史趋势,总是在人们不经意间开始出现 — 自从中国在70年代末开始改革开放以来，仅用了一代人的时间,便让整个国家的实力,发生了根本性的改变。
陆克文与亚洲协会董事James Wolfensohn、共同主席Henrietta Fore和会长Vishakha Desai.
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd in New York to talk about the rise of China and the world a new pattern, time :2012 -01-13.
January 13, New York, speaks fluent Chinese, former Australian Prime Minister and current Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd (Kevin Rudd) was invited to the Asia Society in New York speech, pointed out: With the rise of China, the world is undergoing a fundamental change in the pattern of , all members of the Asia-Pacific region, are formed through “Asia-Pacific Community” (Pax Pacifica) such an alliance, to strengthen mutual trust and safeguard common interests and to adapt to the new world situation.
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd’s speech at 13 noon, the entire theme, all around the rise of China and how the world should accept the world followed the pattern of fundamental change and expand. He said that in the past 130 years, from initial obscurity and American isolationism, to grow into a global superpower, and after World War II, dominated the global political and economic order. However, the new historical trend, always in people inadvertently began to appear – since the late 1970s China began reform and opening up, in just one generation, then the strength of the whole country, has undergone a fundamental change.
Rudd quote “The Economist” magazine, said the latest data set, if measured by purchasing power parity, China’s economy after five years, will exceed the United States; if the exchange rate as a benchmark, not seven years of China’s economy will exceed the the United States. In just the past few years, China’s total exports in 2007, more than the United States; fixed asset investment in 2009, more than the United States; total industrial output in 2010, more than the United States; energy consumption in 2010 is also over the United States; the total number of patent applications in China, also in 2010, for the first time surpassed the United States.
Rudd said the future of China’s total imports, in 2014, more than the United States; retail sales, also in 2014, more than the United States; Fortune Global 500 companies, at present, half of U.S. companies; 2016, China will overtake the United States business enterprise, a majority; China’s stock market in 2020, will exceed the U.S. Wall Street.
Rudd said that now, is the world situation is undergoing fundamental changes in the period. China became the world’s leading powers, will be the last 500 years, following the rise of Spain and the West after the first time, there is an Asian country, take the world leadership. Along with this change, the Asia-Pacific region and the world must be adjusted accordingly.
Rudd then, from the analysis of Beijing, Washington’s position, as well as the interests of Asia-Pacific countries interact, proposed the establishment of the idea of regional cooperation organization, that: This is the deal with China as the new world led by the best strategy.
Rudd said that although, according to former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to say, the future of the Asia-Pacific region, will depend primarily on (China U.S.) for the area between the design and concept, but the rest of the region, not only can passively accept the fate of accessories, including, India, Japan, Indonesia and other countries, including the economy, are in rapid development, and strength can not be ignored. However, at the same time, among countries in Asia, but also inherited from the past few decades has territorial disputes, these issues pose a threat to regional stability. Therefore, the establishment of mutual trust between these countries and communication is essential. If people are able to APEC on the basis of such institutions, then add the same element of regional security, the establishment of a, including China, including the United States and Australia, “Asia-Pacific Union”, or “Pacific Community”, will benefit the entire region prosperity and stability.
Kevin Rudd and his own understanding of Chinese culture, he elaborated on China’s “harmonious society” and political understanding of the concept, that: the concept, although translated into English, almost no meaningless, but the Chinese culture in “harmony”, but it has deep historical meaning, representing the Chinese society for thousands of years, for the “turmoil” of the deep-seated fears and instinctive avoidance. This term includes the Chinese leaders to understand and look forward to world order.
When the scene to the audience asked: How should China and the West represented a completely different ideological world occupy a dominant position, Rudd said in the past few years, the whole world, and indeed in accordance with the so-called “Western” civilization concept in the operation, but the Chinese government has always insisted on their own in the political and human rights aspects of the position and philosophy, opposed to the political system and the concept of human rights across borders. In this regard, Mr Rudd said the Western world can do, the best strategy is to insist on dialogue and interaction with China.
Kevin Rudd and the Asia Society director James Wolfensohn, President of Henrietta Fore and co-president Vishakha Desai.
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