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).
Arrival of the `Post-American Era`
We have entered a “Post-American Era,” meaning that the so-called “Pax Americana” and the American century is over. We are witnessing not just the arrival of the new era, but also a quickening pace of the epoch-making process. ...2017-09-13
BRICS Plus: New plan to include more
China is pushing for an expansion of the BRICS group to include the more emerging economies. This year already, the country invited five non-member states to join in the summit held in the Chinese city of Xiamen. Mr He Yafei, former Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, explains BRICS-Plus in this exclusive interview with China Daily....2017-09-06
He Yafei: New world order is the inevitable trend
After decades of turbulence, the world order led by the United States has begun to change, with the 2008 global financial crisis possibly being the turning point and this year signaling a new beginning. On the global front, the strength of developing countries has greatly increased. For example, China has been playing a greater role in global governance to build a "community of shared destiny", as propounded by President Xi Jinping....2017-08-21
Economic restructuring leading to quality growth in China
Economic data published by Chinese provincial-level regions for the first half year show that economic restructuring is bearing fruit and leading to stable and quality growth....2017-08-14
A paradigm shift in global governance
We are living in a seemingly rudderless world full of uncertainty thanks to the simultaneous existence of globalization and anti-globalization sentiments. As a result, the paradigm of global governance has begun a momentous yet bifurcated shift, making adaptation difficult for countries, large and small. Yet countries have to understand and timely adapt to this shift, both individually and collectively....2017-08-14
Study risks before investing, experts say
Companies that invest in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative should build risk evaluation systems and understand the differences between countries before investment, said He Yafei, former vice-minister of foreign affairs....2017-07-04
“Belt & Road” vs. Liberal Order
This is really the best of times and worst of times. With the rise of a large number of developing and emerging countries and relative decline of “advanced countries”, the global convergence of power is accelerating and the balance of power continues to tip in favor of the developing countries. ...2017-06-14
Sino-US relations crucial to global peace and growth
Many historic changes are due to globalization and global governance, with uncertainties rising in geopolitics adding to the tensions between major powers. Therefore, many ask the question like what could be done to re-calibrate global governance to fix the woes plaguing the world economy. ...2017-06-08
"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,