"One Belt, One Road" initiative is not designed as a power play of geopolitics to rob the United States of its global leadership, rather, the U.S. can benefit from its participation in OBOR, said He Yafei in an interview with China-US Focus special advisor and "He Talks" host Zhu Yinghuang on the eve of the international conference on "One Belt, One Road" China hosts May 14 in Beijing.
About "He Talks"
Mr. He Yafei has always been a person in the know. As one of the top diplomats with China's Foreign Ministry during the first decade of the 21st century, Mr. He directed China's teams in multilateral international negotiations, including the climate change talks, and dealt directly with the U.S. State Department at key junctures in bilateral ties. After his retirement from the public service, he became a sought-after public speaker, an academic on globalization and China's diplomacy, and a strong advocate for a robust China-US relationship. With "He Talks", we are tapping into this veteran Chinese diplomat-turned academic for his take on issues pertinent to China-US relations.