Kemel Toktomushev Research Fellow, University of Central Asia
Apr 14 , 2016
EU engagement in Central Asia has been reactive than proactive. U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan, and the amalgamation of EU expertise and the Chinese financial power may significantly help mitigate the effects of poverty in Central Asia. Yet, at this stage these prospects are detached from the reality and embody rather normative aspirations.
Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Feb 29 , 2016
The just concluded 2016 Munich Security Conference further deepened people's concerns over an increasing disorder in international situation. Although a war among major powers is unlikely to happen, the possibility of an escalation of conflicts cannot be excluded. Scholars expert in national security are pessimistic about the prospects of the Syria and Ukraine crises. They also harbor deep misgivings about the struggle for power vacuum in Afghanistan, Mali, Libya and Yemen, among varied non-state actors that are fueled by extremist ideology and conflicts between religious sects and ethnic groups.
Zhang Maorong Researcher, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Feb 19 , 2016
The establishment and operation of the AIIB can strengthen China’s influence in global economic governance, and China will further take part in setting the international economic and financial rules, creating a better environment for its economic development.
Wang Yusheng Executive Director, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Nov 11 , 2015
If Washington embraces cooperation instead of pursuing rivalry, all partners can harvest good results, and the US can still be a powerful partner. Why not do so?
Yin Chengde Research Fellow, China Foundation for International Studies
Nov 10 , 2015
Britain knows that in order to propel its economy, China and other Asian economies are indispensable partners. While stronger China-UK ties signal a changing international landscape and the diminishing predominance of the United States, they also open a path for Washington and other Western capitals to boost ties with China.
Zhang Bei Assistant Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Oct 20 , 2015
Accelerated interaction between China and the UK, one a big emerging country the other a seasoned world power, will present another case of successful big-country cooperation. Bilateral cooperation could not exist unless it is win-win, an example for a changing world order.
Pang Zhongying Professor, Renmin University
Apr 01 , 2015
The move by China to create the AIIB doesn’t imply intention to control the bank; instead it is an attempt to enhance its “soft power,” while avoiding typical international norms of competing for hegemony. Europe’s participation has rendered the AIIB international credibility; yet China is wary that the new institution is already over-politicized even before its official launch and operation.
Michael Billington Asia Specialist, Executive Intelligence Review
Mar 27 , 2015
In October 2013, during a visit to Indonesia, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the launching of the New 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, just one month after announcing the New Silk Road Economic Belt, while on a visit to Kazakhstan. These two initiatives, followed in 2014 by the plan to put together the BRICS New Development Bank and China’s establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank that Fall, constitute a new paradigm for mankind.
Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
Jun 03 , 2014
Europe’s right-wing protest seeks independence domestically, distance from the US, rapprochement with Russia and new balance with China.