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.
Zhao Minghao: In Pursuit of 'Re-engagement'
In 2018 the Trump administration released a number of papers on national security policy, such as its National Defense Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review, and National Intelligence Strategy. All these papers shared a common feature: defining China as a strategic competitor of the United States, a characterization that the administration has since tried hard to prove, even calling for a “whole-of-government” response. We have heard the word “decoupling” mentioned repeatedly in the discussion of economic relations with China — in particular, we have witnessed the coming of a tech cold war between the two countries....2019-04-01
BRI a new source of growth for EU
President Xi Jinping is paying a visit to Italy, Monaco and France from March 21 to 26. During his visit to Italy, Beijing and Rome are likely to sign a memorandum of cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative despite the efforts of the United States to prevent Italy from joining the BRI. What has prompted Italy to join the initiative? And will other major European countries follow Italy's example to join the initiative? Five experts share their views on the issue with China Daily's Liu Jianna....2019-03-22
US defense budget points to vaulting ambitions from ‘America First’ to ‘Military First’
Spending on defense accounts for about $750 billion out of a total budget outlay of $4.6 trillion proposed recently by US President Donald Trump. Apart from related expenses allocated to agencies such as the US Department of Energy, the Pentagon will get $720 billion in this budget - an increase of around $3.3 billion over fiscal year 2019....2019-03-19
Smearing Chinese investment won’t help US
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to China last week came amid speculation that Beijing is seeking to build a naval base off the Cambodian coast, claims the prime minister has denied. ...2019-02-14
The World Bank should not be a proxy for China-U.S. competition
Who will succeed the abruptly resigned Jim Yong Kim as the next president of the World Bank has drawn much attention from the international community. The White House has recently denied that President Trump's daughter Ivanka is a candidate for the post. Ivanka has been only assisting U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and White House Acting Chief of Staff Mulvaney in the selection of candidates for the World Bank president....2019-01-18
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
"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.