He WeiwenAdviser to International Commerce Newspaper of Ministry of Commerce and Director of International Trading Exchange Center.
Expertise : Macroeconomy; China's Enterprises
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He Weiwen is currently senior fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY) and Vice Chairman of Global Alliance of SMEs. He worked as Economic and Commercial Counselor, Chinese Consulates General in San Francisco and New York in 1997-2003. Before that, he served as secretary general of China International Economic Information Center and its representative to European Office (Cologne, Germany). Prior his above career, he was assistant research fellow and deputy division chief at the Research Institute of International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Trade and later Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade, and served as a UN employee at UNCTAD V in 1979. Bachelor in international trade economics at University of International Business and Economics in 1967, and certificate of senior management training, Harvard Business School in 1995. He is the author of 3 books: Chamber of Commerce, Across the Pacific, Succeed in America, and over 200 articles.
He Weiwen: Why the U.S.’s 90 day ultimatum to the WTO will get it nowhere
U.S. President Donald Trump issued a White House Memorandum (hereafter referred as the Memo) on July 26, on reforming the WTO’s developing economy status. The Memo set a 90-day ultimatum to the WTO to change the developing economy status of several WTO members, including China. If the WTO fails to meet the deadline, the U.S. says it will act unilaterally. The Memo, harsh in wording, was in fact neglected in the WTO and refuted immediately by China....2019-08-09
Washington needs to reconsider its China trade policy
China-U.S. trade consultation will be resumed in Shanghai from Tuesday. The world stock market has already greeted the news, with various kinds of wishes and cautious optimistic anticipations loomed up for an early deal. There are two positive gestures and two harmful threats....2019-08-05
Osaka G20: Trump calls China a 'strategic partner'
Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies gathered together in Osaka to discuss economic and financial matters and coordinate policies on global governance. The most eye-catching sideline meeting was the one between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump, with both sides agreeing on a resumption of trade negotiations and a temporary freeze on further tariffs....2019-07-01
The U.S. does not treat China equally
China-U.S. trade talks are now facing difficulties because the U.S. does not treat China equally or with mutual respect, according to He Weiwen, a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University....2019-06-25
How Trump's Extreme Pressure on China is Backfiring
US President Donald Trump said recently on Twitter that Huawei could be part of a potential trade deal. In other words, America’s recent outright ban on Huawei was not truly done for national security reasons — there was no evidence supporting the allegations — but rather as a bargaining chip to help get “a great deal” with China....2019-06-04
China issues alert over studying in US
Amid recently tightened US visa policies for Chinese students and scholars on the grounds of a national security threat, China's Ministry of Education (MOE) warned on Monday of the risk of applying to study in the US, which was widely seen as another countermeasure against the US following the entity list....2019-06-04
Trade conflict suggests hard times ahead
The escalating China-US trade friction is unprecedented in the history of bilateral relations. True, when trade begins, trade friction begins, too. And the history of China-US relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1979 has been a history of bilateral trade frictions. But the trade frictions in the 1980s were relatively small and less damaging....2019-05-30
China hits back at US tariffs
China on Monday struck back at US tariffs on Chinese goods, announcing duties of between 5 percent to 25 percent on more than 5,100 products from the US worth tens of billions of dollars....2019-05-15
"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,
The Trump administration has imposed a 25-percent tariff on 818 import items worth 34 billion US dollars from China on Friday. China immediately retaliated by imposing a levy of the same scale, placing a 25-percent tariff on the same volume (34 billion US dollars) of imports from the US. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that the US has started the "largest trade war in economic history." The trade volume immediately dwarfed the similar US tariff wars with Canada and the EU.