Brian Wong, DPhil in Politics candidate and Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford
Jul 22, 2021
The narrative on China’s influence is polarizing and provocative - is it based on fact or fiction?
Tao Wenzhao, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jan 21, 2020
International politics in this century won’t be a simple story of U.S. decline and China’s rise to become a new global hegemon. That describes the history of past centuries, but it’s an obsolete concept today.
Xiao Bin, Deputy Secretary-general , Center of SCO Studies
Sep 30, 2019
The duo can team up against the U.S. power advantage, but they need to know their limitations.
He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Aug 14, 2019
Drawing upon the past 70 years of Chinese global engagement, Vice-Minister He shines light on how multilateralism has benefited the Chinese nation as well as how China has played an important role — and can continue to play such a role — in the success of this ideology across the world. With the chaos brought by the new US regime and the rise of global populism, He emphasizes the need for China as an emerging power to support and help maintain multilateralism domestically and internationally.
Jin Liangxiang, Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Apr 12, 2019
In recent years, the United States has failed to reshape world affairs to its liking as it once could. From its inability to oust Bashar Assad from Syria, to its unilateral revocation of the Iran nuclear deal, to its unsuccessful pressuring of allies to block Huawei, we see an America that has lost its touch on the global stage.
Liu Cun, G20 Observer
Apr 05, 2016
China will use its presidency to focus on growth and guide international economic cooperation, and promote the new foreign policy concepts Beijing has adopted in recent years such as “win-win cooperation”, “a new model of major-country relationship” and “a global community of shared future” – all aimed at creating a better future for the world.
Cui Liru, Former President, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Mar 29, 2016
The process of globalization has dramatically transformed state-to-state relations at regional levels: As bonds of community of interest are being formulated on greater scales, cooperation will become essential for coexistence in the future. China-US cooperation in the construction of regional order for the Asia-Pacific is not only in their fundamental interests, but also the two major countries’ historical responsibility for the area.
Gudrun Wacker, Senior Researcher, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Feb 19, 2016
Chinese initiatives like “One Belt, One Road” are intentionally open and flexible; no uniform rules or norms are set from the beginning. One of the major challenges for the EU and European countries in the cooperation with China stems from this openness or vagueness, and from doubts about rules that might be applied differently in global and regional contexts.
Chen Jimin, Guest Researcher, Center for Peace and Development Studies, China Association for International Friendly Contact
Feb 17, 2016
Despite the president’s focus on the American future, his calls to reform the political, economic and social system domestically and to build a strong network of allies and partners to address potential threats internationally could easily be thwarted by partisan politics.
Meicen Sun, Ph.D. candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Feb 15, 2016
Many “realist” scholars make predictions about China based on what the Soviet Union did during the Cold War, which assumes the two cases are similar in more ways than are warranted. An enormous amount of cultural capital remains untapped for its potential in collective identity construction. Success in constructing a new Asian identity will not only strengthen cooperation in the short run, but also weaken the appeal of military contestation over time.