He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Jun 23, 2017
China’s efforts to propose a series of new ideas and concepts to improve global governance and stimulate globalization are showing the world a positive way forward as Western powers step away from their post-war leadership roles in shaping those arenas.
Beth Smits, PhD candidate, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Jun 06, 2017
When the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other U.S. allies decided to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015 amidst clear opposition from Washington, some questioned whether it meant the transatlantic relationship was weakening in the face of a rising China. In terms of risk, rebalancing, and reward, however, the AIIB was not a situation that pitted Europe’s relationship with the U.S. against its relationship with China. Such a case may offer insight when considering the Paris Agreement and Europe’s actions if faced with choices between Washington and Beijing.
Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chile
May 04, 2017
Integration, not isolation, is the key to sustainable development in a world bound ever closely together by information and transportation networks. While trade with the U.S. remains strong, a post-TPP world will require Chile to build bridges with TPP stakeholders and new partners, such as China.
Amitai Etzioni, Professor, International Relations at The George Washington University
May 23, 2017
A less alarmed view of China’s Belt and Road Initiative finds first of all that the whole project is much overhyped. Figures about investments include projects that had been previously launched. Although China is likely to increase its influence in the region, its growing influence should not be equated with aggression. In determining how to react to the Silk Road initiative, the West should draw on a major strategic consideration: Do the U.S. and its allies plan to block any and all increases in Chinese influence—or merely contain those moves that entails China’s use of force to dominate other countries?
Shen Dingli, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
May 16, 2017
Against a background of global economic gloominess, China’s Belt and Road Initiative injects a fresh spirit of multilateral cooperation and truly win-win opportunities. There is reason to expect a more vibrant regional and global economic recovery to be stimulated by this partnership initiated and led by Beijing.
Stephen Roach, Faculty Member, Yale University
May 04, 2017
The global economy now appears to be shaking off its deep post-crisis malaise, but the overhyped idea of a “new normal” for the world economy overlooks an extraordinary transformation in the global growth dynamic over the past nine years. It raises profound questions about the efficacy of monetary policy, development strategies, and the role of China.
Fu Ying, Chair, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
May 02, 2017
The debate about “world order” and “China’s new leadership role” is attracting more attention especially when China has more loudly expressed support to the economic globalization and free-trade at a time when these ideas are under criticism in the Western world. Many in China who are also interested in the debate find the concepts behind these terms are not as clear as they may look.
Yu Xiang, Senior Research Fellow, International Institute of China Construction Bank
Apr 27, 2017
Trump’s election campaign promises and and the executive orders the new president signed after he came into the White House reveal a narrow-minded, conservative and selfish United States. It’s a startling reversal of the country’s outlook for six decades, and completely outdated.
Colin Moreshead, Freelance Writer
Mar 31, 2017
President Xi has expressed a desire to uphold and develop the world order. President Xi has expressed a desire to uphold and develop the world order. If Xi is up to the challenge and prevents a breakdown in global trade, China will have will have saved more than its own skin.
Zhang Monan, Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Mar 27, 2017
If the US wants to control the global value chain again, it should further open its market and integrate into the global value chain, rather than rely on the “return home” and “America First” policies to pull the chain apart. Only by restructuring the global value chain and by allowing the free movement of production factors can the world create new trade.