And what do we do when we get there?
To be a big power is not only a question of international status and reputation, but also an issue of international responsibility and obligation. A “big power” implies that we are required to pay more United Nations (UN) membership fees, have a bigger share of expenditures on keeping peace and other financial contributions. International status requires us to participate more in the endeavor to maintain world peace and security, including material, financial and personnel contribution and sacrifice. When we are heartily discussing “China’s rise”, are we prepared to undertake the responsibility and cost for China’s rise? [Peoples’s Daily]