The new concept of China as a "Harmonious Society" within a "Harmonious World" based on respect for diversity, which represents an attractive alternative to big-power politics and the attempt by a few powers to dominate the world.
The minimal attention paid to the Chinese government's drive to turn China into an innovative society.
The new turn to a green China, which includes the development of the world's first GDP figures to include ecological criteria and the construction of four new model eco-cities.
China's exceedingly friendly and mutually beneficial current economic, social, and cultural relations with India, Vietnam, Russia, South Korea and North Korea, virtually all of its neighbor countries.
With the Beijing Olympics only months away, it's high time for the Western news media to stop presenting a filtered version of China and adopt the responsible, traditional, journalistic stance of presenting "both sides of the story".
(China Daily Februray 28, 2008)