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Talk to Sinologists: Embracing Taoist wisdom for China-U.S. relations


 , Updated 12:00, 30-May-2024

This year marks the 45th anniversary of China-U.S. diplomatic relations. As we celebrate this milestone, let's explore the power of softness in diplomacy. Is there Taoist wisdom that can help us push this relationship forward?

Join Professor Misha Tadd from Nankai University as he shares insights from the "Tao Te Ching." Despite its brevity, this text delves deeply into human relations and politics, offering principles applicable to various areas, including international relations.

Tadd discusses how softness and weakness can overcome hardness and strength, and the crucial role of trust in building relationships. Laozi teaches us to trust others first, fostering respect and mutual trust in return.

(Cover image designed by Liang Qian, Huang Ruiqi; Video edited by Qi Jianqiang)

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