He YafeiFormer Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China.
Expertise : Global Governance; Sino-U.S. Relations; Multilateral Diplomacy
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Mr. He Yafei served as Counsellor of the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Deputy Director General of the Arms Control Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Counsellor and Minister of the Embassy of China in the United States, Director General of the America and Pacific Department, Assistant Minister and Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Representative and Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland, and Vice Minister of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. He graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and later studied at Geneva Institute of International Relations.
He Yafei: Major Power Competition and Cooperation
Only a few major powers exist at any given time in human history. In today’s world, probably the U.S. and China are truly major powers, followed by Russia, Japan, the European Union, India, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia and others in different tiers. But it is the U.S.-China relationship that will primarily determine the future of the world.Competition is normal and cooperation is necessary for world peace and economic progress.Competition is normal and cooperation is necessary for world peace and economic progress. ...2020-01-06
He Yafei: Partnerships, Identities and Cultural Diversity
When discussing global governance and international affairs, partnership is a word so familiar and common that many won’t even lift an eyelid upon hearing it. Nevertheless it caught global attention when President Xi Jinping proposed to establish a global network of partnerships to buttress the future system of global governance, be it related to security, economics or other things....2019-12-20
Global Order Under Profound Changes
Ambassador He Yafei is a prolific former Chinese diplomat who has witnessed and participated in many key global events. China-US Focus editor-at-large James Chau sat down with Ambassador He for an interview on a wide-range of issues, including a global order under stress, the growing US-China rivalry, and how China manages to achieve growth while working to address social challenges....2019-12-06
He Yafei: Decoupling and the New Globalization
With the administration of United States President Donald Trump fixated on China as a “major strategic competitor,” the U.S. strategy of “decoupling” from China is very much in vogue in American politics. The ongoing trade and tech war permeates all aspects of the multifaceted relationship between the two countries, creating — alarmingly — even more uncertainty and unpredictability in the world’s most important bilateral relationship for the foreseeable future....2019-12-05
He Yafei: Decoupling U.S.-China Ties Is Not An Option
He Yafei: China Needs the World and Vice Versa
China’s view of the world can be summed up succinctly by President Xi Jinping’s remark that “the world has been undergoing the most profound changes unseen in the last century.” On China’s international engagements, my conclusion is pure and simple: China needs the world and the world also needs China. Please note carefully that I said “need,” which should not be taken to mean that some relationships are indispensable....2019-11-18
He Yafei: Global Changes Require China to Open Further
The world today faces profound changes unseen in a century, including in its economy. The rapid development of multi-polarization and economic globalization over the past several decades has brought about major changes in the balance of economic power. These changes are characterized by the rise of new powers in the East and the fall of old ones in the West, with the overall strength of developing countries and emerging economies rising considerably....2019-11-08
He Yafei: Great-Power Awareness of Crisis and Tragic Sensibility
American scholars have recently trumpeted a geopolitical “tragic sensibility.” They believe that the United States has been reluctant to squarely face the challenges posed by China and Russia – a result of the loss of its tragic sensibility and awareness of crisis needed to create a collective sense of responsibility and take decisive action.The so-called tragic sensibility originates from the obsession and reflection of tragedies in ancient Greece. ...2019-10-11
"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,