In the past one hundred years, we Chinese people keep working, China achieved incredible success in science, economy, politics and culture, which have made a great difference to the whole world. Especially in culture, some inventions are helpful for the world.
For one thing, China has four great inventions. They are paper-making, printing, gunpowder and the compass. They were introduced into the West before the mordern civilization of Europe and made a influence on science and technology of the West. For example, the emergence of typography and paper-making changed the current situation that only monks can read and accept education. It made it convenient to spread culture. The use of gunpowder freed the minds of medieval catholics in Europe. The compass made it possible for European navigator Columbus to discover America and Magellan to sail around the world, which greatly accelerates the development of the world economy.
For another, the Confucius institute, founded in 2004 at the university of Maryland, is the first Confucius institute in the United States. Students performed a fan dance, song Chinese folk song " the jasmine flower" and performed lion dance on 10th anniversary on September 26, 2014. As of July 2012, there are 387 Confucius institutes,. 509 primary and middle school Confucius classrooms have appeared in 8 years. And now, more than 160 universities in 62 countries are lining up to apply for Confucius institutes. From then on , Confucius institutes are knocking on the door of the world of culture communication.
Not only the culture, but also the ecomomic achievements of China also have a huge impact on the world economy. On December 11, 2001, China entered the
World Trade Organization becoming the 143rd member.Then China can make full use of the world's reaources.The investment environment of China and the efficiency of Chinese companies have improved. At the same time, it is also benificial to the froeign investors.
Because the barriers to enter into the Chinese market have fallen. And the space they can invest in China has expanded. Economic exchanges between countries are more frequent. We can say that we have achieved economic win-win result.
As we all know, in 2008, the whole world was watching China. The 29th Olympic Games was held in Beijing, China, which let people from all over the world know about China, and let more and more foreigners know about Chinese culture. Meanwhile, it has also boosted the rapid and good development of the global economy.
To sum up, all the achievements of China and its rapid development promote the development of the world. As we can imagine, China will develop better. So, let's wait and see.
PS: With this article, I commemorate the last English lesson of my university. And I'll miss you so much Carolyn Ebersole.(LEFT)