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).
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
UN chief: FOCAC 'extremely important'
The cooperation between China and Africa is an "absolutely vital" instrument for the success of Africa's development, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday before departing for Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation....2018-09-05
US-China Relations: From Cooperating Rivals to Competing Rivals
What is the correct way to appreciate a China-U.S. relationship that is undergoing historic change? Will China and the U.S. fall into the trap of confrontation on many fronts? To answer these questions, first we must review the past four decades, when the two were “cooperating rivals.”...2018-08-31
FOCAC Summit to bolster ties with Africa
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, acting as a model for South-South cooperation since its establishment in 2000, will continue to be an important platform for jointly building a community of shared future for mankind, diplomats and researchers said....2018-08-30
He Yafei: Will China and US enter a new 'Cold War'?
In the past 40 years, the world has seen the end of the Cold War and the emergence of the United States as the sole superpower, prompting it to assume the global competition between political systems had ended without realizing that these changes have been accompanied or followed by multi-polarization and globalization. ...2018-07-11
Is a Trade War Still Avoidable
If the U.S. only insists on its own way focusing on short-term "America First" goals, it is almost suicidal as its global leadership will be undercut....2018-04-28
Time for US to make right choice toward cooperation with China
The US recently published the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy for 2018, both of which listed China and Russia as "strategic competitors." Moreover, US President Donald Trump mentioned in his State of the Union address "rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy and our values..." What do the newly released strategies mean for US policy on China and the rest of the world? How will it lead to fundamental changes in Sino-US relations?...2018-02-26
"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,