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The Rise of Newly Emerging Countries and the Construction of a New International Economic Order: A Perspective from the Chinese Path

Social Sciences in China

Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

 

The Rise of Newly Emerging Countries and the Construction of a New

International Economic Order: A Perspective from the Chinese Path

Abstract

 

Xu Chongli

 

Chinese scholars have tended to define the struggle of developing countries for the establishment of a new international economic order as a claim for “special and differential treatment.However, the rise of newly emerging countries in recent years has narrowed the gap between them and the developed economic powers. Consequently, China and other newly emerging countries have begun to seek “equal and undifferentiated treatment” from the developed world. The opening of this new path may indicate a resurgence of the developing countriesstruggle to establish a new international economic order, a struggle that has ebbed since the 1980s. Therefore, in pursuing their traditional research approaches, Chinese scholars should pay more attention to the significance of opening a new path to Chinas peaceful development, so as to gain a more complete and accurate understanding of the basic situation China finds itself in as it participates in the struggle for a fairer international economic order.