Promote the understanding and practice of “strategic communication”
Zhao Qizheng • 1 •
“Strategic communication” refers to practices involving the widespread dissemination of information as well as contact activities for the purpose of national strategic interest and objectives. Though people currently do not have a clear comprehension of its definition, they are deepening their understanding. There is still room for its development in terms of theoretical research and practice. We should actively carry out research on mechanism building, communication targets and strategic communication content in order to serve our national strategies.
Reflect people’s wishes for the “Belt and Road” initiative
Han Fangming • 6 •
The “One Belt and One Road Initiative” has gained much attention at home and abroad, creating something of a boom. Undoubtedly, this is a positive development. It implies that the initiative has a bright future as it is in line with the people’s wishes. However, we need to clearly understand that carrying out the initiative is a huge and complicated project, a heavy task of many facets spread over a long period of time. We need to always maintain a sober approach and view the “One Belt and One Road” undertaking with calm and clear head, a well- balanced vision and a practical working style, and avoid creating another illusory and damaging “Great-Leap Forward”.
Special Report Helism and public diplomacy
“Helism”: new thought of China’s modern public diplomacy
Wang Yi • 14 •
This article aims to analyze the origins, meaning and goals of “Heism”. This has inherited the thoughts of “neutrality” and “harmony” from traditional Chinese culture, further developing its outstanding aspects by adding vivid modern connotations. “Heism”merges with the reflections of modernity in the Western world in a complementary way, also corresponding to the exploration of non-Western countries for their own development paths. Thus, it conforms to the development trend of human civilization. “Heism” implies pursuit of good values, namely building a community of shared future among countries and jointly creating a better tomorrowfor the world.
Helism: research on international relations theory with Chinese characteristics
Chen Shuisheng • 20 •
“Harmony” is part of the spiritual essence of Chinese culture. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the spirit of “harmony” and “cooperation” has been displayed with much innovation to gradually form “Helism”, a theory on international relations with Chinese characteristics. It contains three levels of meaning, namely peaceful coexistence, win-win cooperation and a harmonious world. As a systematic and scientific theory with strict internal logic, “Helism” has been constantly verified by Chinese practice. Upholding and promoting it is of important significance to develop China’s foreign relations and to enhance global peace and prosperity.