Zhao MinghaoAssociate Professor of China Center for Contemporary World Studies.
Expertise : International Relations; Belt and Road
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Associate Professor of China Center for Contemporary World Studies.
China-US trade truce set to benefit world
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump's meeting in Argentina on Saturday yielded results that boosted the confidence of both countries and the world. The US agreed to hold off on raising tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 percent and the two countries decided to start a new round of negotiations in the next three months. The meeting has prevented bilateral relations from going into a nosedive, showing how rewarding diplomacy between heads of state can be....2018-12-04
China, US must try to stop new ‘iron curtain’
China and the US will hold their second diplomatic and security dialogue on Friday in Washington. It is expected this dialogue will ease the rising tensions between Beijing and Washington, or at least pause the escalating Sino-US friction....2018-11-09
INF withdrawal indicates disruption of global arms control systems
When it comes to foreign policy, US President Donald Trump makes himself look like Ronald Reagan, the president who helped the US win the Cold War. Many decision-makers in the White House also believe in the Reagan Doctrine. However, Trump recently announced that the US will pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty - the most important legacy of the Reagan administration. The treaty was signed when then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev visited the US in December 1987. ...2018-10-25
Washington is underestimating East Asian geopolitics
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Asia trip was aimed at promoting the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. He conducted a short "shuttle diplomacy" in Japan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (ROK) and China. Moreover, the trip took place against the background of rising tensions between China and the US. At a time when Washington seems to want to add pressure on Beijing, whether it can continue to cooperate with the Chinese authorities on the DPRK n...2018-10-10
Bamboo curtain will turn iron if US doesn't wise up
Many observers expect the meeting in Beijing between the top diplomats of China and the US to quell tensions amid an escalating trade war and frequent military skirmishes. However, it seems their hopes have fallen through since the talks commenced with deep grievances that leave little room for compromise....2018-10-09
Damage from Trump's trade unilateralism goes beyond China, US
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Friday for stronger actions to defend multilateralism in his speech at the General Debate of the unfolding United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)....2018-09-29
How Trumpism will damage global order
US President Donald Trump's address at the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA) has shocked the world again. Trump put it bluntly, "We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism." But UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres once said that multilateralism was more vital than ever to tackling dramatic global challenges. French President Emmanuel Macron also addressed the assembly and warned without multilateralism global wars would return. ...2018-09-28
How does the BRI contribute to policy coordination?
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Its outstanding achievements largely depend on policy coordination, which is a kind of “soft connectivity” that can effectively support infrastructure construction such as railways, highways and oil and gas pipelines. At present, 103 countries and international organizations have signed relevant agreements with the Chinese government under the BRI....2018-09-06
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang recently attended the seventh Leaders' Meeting of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) in Sofia, Bulgaria. Li reiterated that the 16+1 mechanism is an open and transparent platform, adding that China-CEEC cooperation has always followed international rules and EU regulations while Chinese enterprises are required to participate in bidding for European projects in accordance with market regulations and business rules.