Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Nov 03, 2020
New estimates on actual COVID-19 cases in 2020 highlight the stark differences between the Trump administration’s unilateral stance, and China’s multilateral approach to overcoming the pandemic challenge.
Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-general of the United Nations
Oct 09, 2020
COVID-19 has shone a light on the acute vulnerabilities of a deeply interconnected world. No country, regardless of its size, wealth, or technological sophistication, can tackle this crisis alone.
Rene Zou, China-focused policy analyst with a dual master’s from Sciences Po, Paris and Peking University
Sep 25, 2020
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is an ambitious endeavor that can be misunderstood as a facade for furthering China’s interests. While there is no doubt that China intends to help itself first, the BRI does create opportunities for governments to come together in equitable partnerships.
Huang Jing, University Professor and Dean, Beiing Language and Culture University
Aug 07, 2020
China’s political system is fundamentally incompatible with the mainstream of the existing international order, leaving it two choices as it considers how to fend off Trump’s onslaught.
Zhang Yun, Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Aug 23, 2019
Many analyses of the most recent American tariffs discuss the impact on China or China-US relations. But none discuss the reverse: how will such tariffs impact the US? What will the result of this impact mean on the future of American global leadership?
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.
Sourabh Gupta, Senior Fellow, Institute for China-America Studies
Jul 05, 2019
Multilateralism is currently facing its greatest downturn since the Great Depression, but the G20 may be best positioned to keep the liberal international order afloat. All eyes will be on President Trump and President Xi at the G20 Summit as the two leaders attempt to bring their escalating trade war to an end.
Wu Zhenglong, Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Apr 30, 2019
The Trump administration’s “America First” style of unilateralism has alienated even longtime European allies. The leaders of France, Germany, the EU Commission, and China have all pledged themselves to support multilateralism — in a sign of the times, Trump’s America is left out in the cold.