Media has been the deployment of Chinese aid that has spanned the globe, supplying tons of medical supplies, test kits, thermal imaging cameras and mechanical fans to countries around the world.
Our country has received a donation from a thousand mechanical fans, and China seems to assert its commitment to helping its major strategic partners around the world through generosity and cooperation embodied in the Confucian spirit 2.0; and is that the constant of President Jinping’s speech for a decade has been that of integration, associativity and properness for nations, through a «win-win» trade relationship, in which through the project «The New Silk Road», China and the countries that participate in it benefit each other.
Confucian philosophy was adopted during the Han dynasty by 200 BC, which would give rise to the largest ethnicity in present-day China with 90% Han Chinese. Confucianism is a philosophy in which respect, order and ethics of behavior prevail in civil servants, its leaders and citizens without such an order being imposed by force, but naturally through the education of its citizens.
In this social contract, citizens owed loyalty to their rulers, just as their rulers were to take care of the welfare of their people; if not, the leader lost the command of heaven and was overthrown.
China, having contained the first wave of the coronavirus, attempts to take a media turn to the situation, moving from a national disaster to a global triumph; while the US imposes travel bans on Europe, China remains the concerned and generous friend.
A few years ago, Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s former interior minister, noted before he died that the spirit of teamwork taught by Confucius was the one that «helped Asian countries overcome the 1997 economic crisis»
Will there be a new latent order, a Confucian, intelligent way of finding the harmony and sustainability of our planet at this post-globalization stage that is coming?
Patricio Torres Luque
Academic Faculty of Administration and Economics UTEM