In the 1890s, when modernity became part of Chinese thought, it became apparent that no other foreign model would suit its own situation, that many models would be tried, but none would be suitable, and that the creative Chinese people would have to to find, in his own way, his own salvation. Since they had a single past, they would have their own unique future. (John King Fairbanks, China: A New History).
It was here, in China, on the shores of the fertile Yellow river where the first civilizations of history were born.
On the other hand, to date, China is the country with the highest economic growth and one of the most developed in the world.
These two factors are decisive in the identity of the Chinese people, and their antagonistic natures require the balance to keep it alive.
Chinese philosophical thinking regards harmony as a state of equilibrium developed by man and achieved through correct and proper relationships. Breaking this cosmic order would bring about serious alterations.
It is from that balance, from the harmony between tradition and development, from where the creative Chinese people should build the future, that own and unique future that maintains the cosmic order.