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a look into Win-Win Cooperation ๅˆไฝœๅ…ฑ่ตข

Do not '๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๅ›ซๅ›ตๅžๆžฃโ€™

Letโ€™s take a look into ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ป-๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๅˆไฝœๅ…ฑ่ตข, a popular term these days how China sees the development of collaborations with other countries. A term often raising eyebrows in Western nations and media like a hollow or captious phrase.

Despite what people might think, Win-Win Cooperation is nothing new in China. The concept is ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜†. Win-Win Cooperation is not a stagnant concept, it is a constantly changing and adapting movement to find balance (win-win) at any time or circumstance in an ecosystem. This applies to collaborations but also to societies, families, nature, actually everything.

A more familiar term for people is Yin Yang, often perceived as mystic or floating but on the contrary, it is a pragmatic concept of acceptance that each environment (micro as business or family, or macro as society or international relations) consists of different forces and emotions, all related to each other and changing constantly. There is no single way or truth to clinch on, there is no single right or wrong or black and white. It is all there, related and connected, moving up and down, left and right, ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ.

Win-Win Cooperation is about continuously working together on this inter-connected moving balance ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ and the benefit of the whole ecosystem.

In the West people tend to analyse situations, developments or trends by ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป to isolated stand-alone uniform perspectives for trying to obtain a logical understanding to form a stagnant conclusion or policy how to stand in an ecosystem or collaboration. Relations, connections, influences or changes by, from within or between those situations or developments are mostly kept out of the analytical equation.

๐™‹๐™ค๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜น ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ.

Distinct cultural concepts but certainly no polar opposites, instead complementary and of mutual value. Collaboration is all about starting off with similarities and integral ambitions instead of focusing on differences.

Another term from China usually not being grasped with comfort in the West, '๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†' is another example of these culturally rooted thoughts.

Cross-cultural learning is key for a better people-to-people understanding, especially in this media and politicizing era of separatism and xenophobia. Do keep in mind, peopleโ€™s similarities are far greater than the differences.

Read more about Yin Yang in pragmatic perspectives in following link โ€œYin Yang โ€“ Balance between Dark & Light, War & Peaceโ€ by Todd Cornell ๅบท้ธฟ็†น

Yin Yang โ€“ Balance between Dark & Light, War & Peaceโ€

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