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).
Rivals or partners: The evolution of Sino-India relations
A positive relationship between China and India, neighbors and important members of G20 and BRICS, is essential to the reform of global governance as well as the course of globalization. ...2018-02-25
Rebalancing geopolitics, geoeconomics
In the discussion on global disorder and the fate of the West, many political and economic experts and pundits are focusing on how to rebalance geopolitics and geoeconomics in 2018. Why is that?...2018-01-23
Financing Belt and Road, opportunities worth over $10t
Chinese banks are looking to tap the opportunities arising from the huge investment and financing demands in the Belt and Road regions, where investors are attracted by the potential of infrastructure and less-developed industries....2017-12-07
Ex-diplomats count blessings from Trump`s China visit
"A new type of major-country relationship should be our goal," He Yafei, former vice-minister of China`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Xinhua at the program held in the China Public Policy Center (CPPC) of the University of Texas, Austin....2017-11-24
Former diplomats say everybody loses if US, China don`t cooperate
Cooperation is the only viable option for China and the United States to consolidate bilateral relationship and help shape the emerging global order amid a slow-recovering world economy and rising geo-political tensions, said former US and Chinese diplomats....2017-11-22
A new vision for bilateral relations offered
US President Donald Trump`s visit to China last week marked a new historic starting point of China-US relations, said He Yafei, former Chinese vice-foreign minister, who proposed new ideas on how to improve China-US relations in the emerging global order, at a forum held at New York University on Monday....2017-11-22
Tackle `gray rhinos` before it`s too late
Gray rhinos pose serious risks to global governance, and to counter them, the international community must take concerted actions. Yet the lukewarm global economic recovery and some half-hearted cross-border regulations have lulled the world into complacency on financial stability....2017-11-13
Belt and Road building cultural bridges
The Belt and Road Initiative, which was first proposed by Xi in 2013, has actually pointed the way out of the present impasse, and its success in sustaining growth, stabilizing politics and improving social justice can serve as a source of inspiration especially to countries aspiring to reform their governance....2017-10-13
"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,