On July 23, 2020, Professor Wen Tiejun gave a live broadcast of “the past and present of the new Cold War” at the extension event of the 7th South-South Forum . The following is a transcript of the text.
By Professor Wen Tiejun
Published on Dongsheng–Chinese Voices, Jan 1, 2022
Dear teachers and friends, Mr. Wen, Mr. Jianzhi, good evening, everyone, I am Yan Xiaohui, I work in Global University and Guoren Township Construction, and I am honored to host tonight’s event. This is the Zoom meeting room of the South-South Forum. We will broadcast it to station B simultaneously. Thank you very much for your support from teachers, friends and netizens.
The 7th South-South Forum was successfully held from July 8th to 17th. In response to the requirements of the participants, we continued to launch the extension activities of the South-South Forum. Mr. Wen’s lecture was the first one, and a new series of lectures will be launched later. ; At the same time next Thursday, we also have a world film class brought by Mr. Dai Jinhua, and will also make a series; at the same time, we are inviting other speakers of the South-South Forum to continue to participate in our extension activities. . Next week, we will also invite all the participants of the forum to review and discuss the forum activities. We also welcome everyone to put forward topics of interest. We will try to invite relevant teachers to continue to communicate with you.
The topic of tonight’s lecture is: “The Past and Present of the New Cold War”. This is a new topic specially prepared by Mr. Wen for the extension activities, and it is also one of the latest research topics of Mr. Wen’s scientific research team. Some basic points, I hope it will be helpful for everyone to listen to the lecture.
For many people, the Cold War is just a piece of history that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the present, while others think that these are just international political issues that have nothing to do with everyday life. But in fact, it is very important to understand history. Our world today is all shaped by our history. History is not just a simple objective fact. How we look at history is also determined by our views. The same event can be interpreted differently by different commentators in different times. To understand history is not to seek truth and objectivity, but to see how a piece of history or events affects today’s world, and through today’s perspective and reading, we can better understand the present and look forward to the future. Therefore, the importance of understanding history lies in how to interpret history in different ways in combination with the present to deal with new problems and challenges.
Today’s world is changing, and the world cannot continue to fall into the framework of discourse set by hegemonic countries and cannot extricate itself. When the existing system has brought difficulties and crises to our present, we must reflect on and transcend it, at least from the perspective of thinking Only by breaking the original cognitive pattern can we lead us out of the predicament in action.
I think this lecture by Mr. Wen today is just in time. Mr. Wen’s high-level vision can go beyond the existing discussion framework, present a different perspective, and interpret different current situations. I believe it can refresh everyone. We welcome Mr. Wen to tell us about the past and present of the new Cold War. Once again, I would like to thank all friends for their participation and support. Please invite Mr. Wen.
The three phases of the Cold War
2. The Irrational Struggle of the Cold War
3. Financial capital competition in the post-Cold War stage
4. China’s Coping Experience During the Old Cold War
V. The situation and situation China is facing at the current stage
6. Reasons why China was included in the new Cold War
7. How China Handles the New Cold War
Host Yan Xiaohui:
(Organized according to the live recording, without proofreading by the speaker, organized by: He Zhixiong and Yan Xiaohui)
Wen Tiejun (温铁军) is an expert on China’s rural issues and a professor at Renmin University.