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中俄联姻

伦敦—中国人是最有历史意识的民族。在其权力征程中,毛泽东采取了生活在公元前500年左右的孙子的兵法。而产生于差不多时期的儒家思想至今仍占据中国社会思想核心地位,尽管毛泽东对其进行了无情的镇压。

因此,当中国国家主席习近平2013年发起他的“新丝绸之路”时,你不必为其历史参照感到震惊。“两千多年前,”中国发改委解释说,“勤劳勇敢的欧亚大陆人民探索和开发了多条连接亚洲、欧洲和非洲的贸易和文化交流通道,被后人统称为丝绸之路。”在中国,古老的历史常常被新新思维所用。

今天的新新思维便是“多极”,即世界由(也应该由)多个不同的引力极组成。与此相对的思维是“单极”(即美国或西欧主导的)世界。

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