China's Control Over its Pace with the US
In the third decade of the 21st century, China has more control over the pace of development than ever before. Unlike Japan, China cannot be lectured and manipulated by the United States. China is not Iran either, pursuing a completely anti-US strategy. China maintains its power against the United States, and can defend its core interests without being led by a heavy-handed Washington, writes Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY), Deputy Dean of Silk Road School, Renmin University of China, a speaker of the 12th Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club.