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.
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
Trump administration should not overestimate its chances of winning the trade war
Recently, the Office of the United States Trade Representative held a hearing on imposing high tariffs on 200 billion US dollars worth of Chinese products. About 360 representatives of various US enterprises and commercial organizations attended. The Trump administration's economic and trade offensive against China has been widely questioned, making American companies and people victims of the trade conflict....2018-09-03
Belt and Road five years on: From a rough sketch to an intricate painting
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is celebrating its fifth anniversary amid once-in-a-century changes on the international landscape. Over the past five years, China has witnessed a narrowing gap with most Western countries, thriving to be the Asian powerhouse amid a wide spectrum of prosperity across emerging economies....2018-08-28
Southeast Asia not a stage for Washington’s game
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's China visit that began on Friday is the most important high-level exchange since the new Malaysian government took office. The trip depicted a blueprint for bilateral cooperation and gave an answer to those pessimistic about China-Malaysia relations....2018-08-22
"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.