Ding GangDing Gang is a senior editor with People`s Daily.
Expertise : International Relations; Sino-Japanese Relations; Sino-U.S. Relations
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Senior Reporter of People’s Daily. From 1990 onwards, Ding Gang has served as People's Daily in Sweden, Belgium and the United Nations correspondent, deputy director of the International Department, the Asia Pacific Center branch (Thailand) chief reporter, and Central branch in Latin America (Brazil) chief reporter. Hired as a Senior Consultant by Global Times in 2006.
Ding Gang: Old mind-set distorts West’s view of BRI
A typical Western view of the countries engaging in the BRI is that these states are attracted to China's money. What matters is not whether the BRI is part of China's strategy, but that it can stimulate and promote the development of countries along the route. Development is the first priority. In the current globalization process, development requires cooperation as well as infrastructure construction.Why are countries along the BRI willing to approach China? This is the crux of the matter. ...2020-01-09
Ding Gang: China, US decoupling not a certainty in 2020
During the last night of 2019, when joyful people in the Big Apple cheered as the Times Square Ball dropped, they must be expecting the NASDAQ screen to display more exciting data in the new year. People in Beijing also don't know where China-US relations are heading, despite that the phase one trade deal seems to have been fixed. Many years from now, when people recall 2020 perhaps they will find that as people from both countries were striving for their own countries' development, they were getting close, rather than drifting apart....2020-01-02
Ding Gang: BRI embodies a different modernity norm
Even Western media outlets skeptical about or even opposed to the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have to admit that its progress has helped spread the country's influence - the major cause of the West's anxiety. Why is the rising influence of China bad news for the West? On the surface, they believe that through the BRI, China is spreading a way of modernization which does not conform to Western civilizational norms. In essence, they consider China unqualified to disseminate modernity around the globe....2019-12-26
Ding Gang: How will Europe respond to China’s rise?
Two recent events in Europe have been extensively followed by Chinese media. First, as UK's general election was held on December 12 amid a volatile political climate, Brexit became a foregone conclusion. Second, the 5G technology of Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing resistance in Europe. The two events are landmarks in China-Europe and Asia-Europe relations in the 21st century....2019-12-20
Ding Gang: Besides water, Tibet can give India green lessons
In a recent conversation with an Indian friend of mine, I suggested that he watch the first episode of The Very Edge of China, a documentary aired not long ago on Discovery Channel. By recording a Chinese and a foreign explorer's adventures in China's extremely difficult living environments, the documentary shows the remarkable beauty and the way of life of locals living in harmony with nature. ...2019-12-12
Ding Gang: China’s political system predates the West’s
An apparent problem is that plenty of Western scholars still judge China's political system by Western standards. They rank political systems in accordance with Western theories, and believe China's centralized setup lags their democratic system and must evolve into democratic one. With the expansion of Western civilization in the past five centuries, such an understanding is considered reasonable. But actually, China's system existed long before the West formed its own, and has developed in China's own way....2019-12-05
Ding Gang: Buddha’s birthplace hints at Asian century
All planes flying from Kathmandu to Lumbini in southwestern Nepal are air minibuses. Shortly after the aircrafts take off, what heaves in sight is usually undulating mountains on the edge of the mighty Himalayas. Only half an hour later, passengers could see an immense plain. It is a gateway to the core of Indian civilization. Google Maps shows the driving distance from Lumbini to New Delhi is about 800 kilometers....2019-11-28
Ding Gang: Latin American woes stem from globalization
Contrary to popular belief, it is not doctrines that are dominating Latin American politics, but globalization. If we still use neoliberalism or any other concept invented by Western scholars to explain what Latin America is passing through, our understanding of the continent may not be right. We can only understand the problems of Latin American countries by observing them in an already globalized world, especially comparing them with Asian countries....2019-11-21
"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,