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Understanding the Great Transformations of a Century
Analysis and Forecasting. IMEMO Journal

Understanding the Great Transformations of a Century

DOI: 10.20542/afij-2020-2-20-29
© ZHANG Yuyan, 2020
Received 17.02.2020
Zhang Yuyan (yyzhang@cass.org.cn), Ph.D (Econ.), Academician of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 15th Floor, CASS Building, no. 5, Jianguomennei Dajie, Beijing 100732, P.R. China

In 2018 President Xi Jinping made an important judgment on the current global situation, that is, the world is in a state of unprecedented change in a century. This judgment is the starting point for the author to analyze and grasp the complicated world at this stage, follow the trend of the times, make good use of development opportunities, and successfully respond to challenges. The understanding of the century-old change can be seen from the comparison of changes in the strength of the great powers, the far-reaching impact of scientific and technological progress and the numerous uncertainties, the general awakening of people's rights, the change in the population structure, the evolution of the international monetary system, the collapse and reconstruction of the multilateral system, the weakness of the US internal system and The Sino-US game has intensified in eight dimensions. In the context of a century of change, special attention should also be paid to those factors that have not changed significantly. It is these “changes” and “unchanged” that constitute the international environment for China's future development.

For citation:

Zhang Yuyan Understanding the Great Transformations of a Century. Analysis & Forecasting. Journal of IMEMO, 2020, no 2, pp. 20-29. https://doi.org/10.20542/afij-2020-2-20-29

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