EU and US are asking China to engage and make contributions to the global governance in issues like global warming, trade imbalances, Africa, nuclear conflicts, copyright piracy, etc… China non-interventionism foreign policy is getting less and less realistic in a globalized world and European are starting to look for the “discourse trap” in a Shimerferling way: “Creating a harmonious world will not come about by default.” those are the words of the British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett on a recent visit to Beijing. So China says it wants a harmonious world, but what is doing about it? The Chinese government response is that if they are not members of the G8 they should not be asked to take so much responsabilty.
Meanwhile we can see the first important demonstrations against an ASEM summit. Presstv.ir says: Less than 10 days before the G8 summit in the Baltic Sea resort of Heiligendamm, hundreds of anti-globalization protesters led fierce street battles with police in Hamburg on Monday as 43 European and Asian foreign ministers (ASEM) opened their two-day talks, DPA reported.
In Eux.tv we can read:
Beijing (dpa) – China is viewed as a reluctant player in addressing the world’s global challenges the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations will be tackling at their June summit.
Although not a member of the exclusive club of rich nations, how the seven leading industrial nations – US, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada – plus Russia are called, China has participated in their annual summits since 2003 as an observer.
In so-called outreach sessions the heads of the G8 countries will discuss global problems with China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico during this year’s summit to be held in Germany’s resort town of Heiligendamm June 6-8. (…)
As the world’s third-largest trading nation and permanent member on the UN Security Council, China has more than earned a global voice and no other emerging country would be more qualified as an additional member of the exclusive G8 club.
However, no invitation has been forthcoming and will not this year, as the current G8-President, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has clearly indicated.
“Nobody has asked us so far. If we are not invited (to join) we are also unable to give any answer (if we would like to join or not),” said the Chinese official.
Regardless if it will be the G9, G10 or even the G15 said the official, what’s important is that the forum exists and all questions are discussed.
Meanwhile India is in a slightly better position, but EU and US are not pressing her like they are pressing the Chinese. But a recent poll by WorldPublicOpinion.org shows that the Peaceful Rise is successing… Most see China catching up with the Us, but few are scared.