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 was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province in March 1955, graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and later studied at Geneva Institute of International Relations. Mr. He Yafei served as Counselor of the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Deputy Director General of the Arms Control Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Counselor 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 is now a Senior Fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY), and the Director of Global Governance Research Center，Renmin University of China (RUC).
The BRI is an "economic pie" instead of "debt trap"
At his annual briefing on China's foreign policy and its relations with the rest of the world, Wang also announced that the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing in late April, with Xi set to deliver a keynote speech at its opening ceremony....2019-03-11
The uncertainties facing the world from a Chinese perspective
In this exclusive interview China Daily spoke to He Yafei, former vice-minister of foreign affairs and former deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council....2019-03-08
The Crisis of Capitalism and the Evolution of China-US Relations
From the Brexit referendum of 2016 to the US general elections the same year, and from the recent “Yellow Vest” protest in France to the forming of rightwing and leftwing governments in Europe and Latin America, the systemic crisis of capitalism has made its way from North America to Europe and other parts of the world. No one knows how long the crisis is going to last and how extensive or profound its impact will be to the political and economic order of the world. This is what people often call “the world of enormous uncertainty”. This is what President Xi Jinping has reminded us time and again that “our world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century”. So, what is the origin of this crisis? And how deeply will it affect China-US relations?...2019-01-24
China's reform and opening-up is an example to the world
This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. On December 18, President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the celebration of the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up. Looking back at history and looking forward to the future, the Chinese people are full of excitement and are more confident about China's future and the future of humankind....2019-01-17
Former leaders: Win-win solutions key to building a shared future
Former world leaders, renowned scholars and business elites from around the world on Monday called for win-win cooperation to build a shared future at an international meeting in Guangdong. This year's meeting of the Imperial Springs International Forum came against the background of heated discussions regarding current China-US trade tensions....2018-12-13
China-Europe Forum speech: He Yafei
On Nov. 22, about 30 politicians, academics, business leaders, and other notable figures spoke on Reform and Globalization in Madrid at the China-Europe Forum which was mainly hosted by China Daily. He Yafei, former deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and senior fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, attended the forum and delivered a keynote speech....2018-12-13
Forum focuses on stronger Sino-EU push for multilateralism
China and the European Union should work more closely to champion peaceful development and multilateralism and combat protectionist pressures amid global geopolitical uncertainties, top opinion leaders said at a forum in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday....2018-11-26
China’s New Role in Global Governance: Shaping the Emerging World Order
Since China rejoined the global economy four decades ago, it has adopted a peaceful development strategy that is deeply rooted in the peaceful DNA of the Chinese civilization. Benefiting from comprehensive engagement with other countries, China has bolstered its contribution to globalization and the global governance system with its own robust economic growth, more active participation in such key mechanisms as the Group of Twenty (G20), and a “China model” that provides valuable lessons for oth...2018-09-07
"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,