Danilo TürkFormer President of Slovenia.
Expertise : Global Governance; Jurisprudence; Diplomacy
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Former President of Slovenia, former UN assistant general secretary, world renowned diplomat, jurist and international expert. Currently he is the Chairman of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace. Graduated from Law School of Ljubljana University in Slovenia and then teached there. He served as UN assistant general secretary in 2000. In November 11th, 2007, he was elected president of the Republic of Slovenia. And in December 22nd, 2012, he stepped down. In June 16, 2015, he was invited to become the senior research fellow of Chongyang institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY). In 2016, he participated in the election of the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Danilo Türk: Int'l cooperation against coronavirus is urgently needed
Now is a good time to remind the world leaders of the half-finished debates of the past two decades and of the need to strengthen the international cooperation for an adequate protection against the global spreading of infectious diseases.Peace is more than a mere absence of a global war. Peace requires much more and protection of lives against epidemics must be a priority. This is not a time for futile criticism of globalization, but rather a time for strengthened multilateral cooperation, which alone can secure a peaceful and a more prosperous world....2020-02-05
Danilo Türk: A scent of the Cold War
Recent news about the proposed closure of a number of Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and Australia carries an unpleasant scent of a negative political attitude towards China. This change of attitude deserves attention and concern. For years now the Confucius institutes have played a very useful role of providing opportunities for learning Chinese, for cultural exchanges and general communication with China, much needed in our time....2019-10-11
Diplomacy shines 70 years on
The People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), published an article written by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday which summarized China's diplomatic achievements in the 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China, and also introduced China's diplomatic goals in the new era. Wang said the Chinese nation has achieved a tremendous transformation in the past 70 years - it has stood up, grown rich, and is becoming strong, and China has also continuously made significant contributions to the world....2019-09-25
Danilo Türk: The problems of Hong Kong are for the people there to resolve
The mass rallies in Hong Kong over the past months have astonished the world - and probably the people of Hong Kong themselves. On the surface, the problems that initiated the protests are political. However, there is always a deeper reality that feeds the protests and it usually has to do with social economic questions, which define people's daily lives. In the reports covering Hong Kong more and more references are made to the questions of economic opportunities of the young, the rocketing prices of housing and other existing social and economic problems...2019-09-06
Danilo Türk: World is heading toward multipolarity. But what kind?
The American tariff hikes have a limited impact on the global economy. Technological progress can be slowed down as a result of American restrictions, but it cannot be stopped no matter how hard the current US president tries. The world has changed and the era of a seeming unipolarity with the US at the top is irreversibly over. The real question is what kind of multipolar world will emerge in the 21st Century. Its contours can be detected already and it will be, to a large extent, defined by China....2019-08-30
Danilo Türk: China on course to a promising future
2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). How far is China away from realizing its rejuvenation? How hard will the process be? How will China's development influence the world in the future? Global Times interviewed Professor Danilo Türk (Türk) on these issues....2019-08-19
Danilo Türk: Tariffs are a blunt and old fashioned way to regulate trade
The thundering trade war between China and the U.S. shows no sign of cooling down. The latest round of escalation came when the United States threatened to slap 10 percent tariff on an additional 300 billion U.S. dollars of Chinese goods and China responded by suspending new imports of American agricultural goods. China and the U.S. are still far from reaching a consensus, but the consensus of the world at large is: the trade war is wreaking havoc the global economy....2019-08-14
US policies can cause global recession
The US has increased trade conflict with China, and also Europe. What was the primary reason for Washington to start the trade dispute with them? Will China and Europe further expand cooperation to deal with US unilateral and protectionist behavior? Global Times (GT) reporter Lu Yuanzhi interviewed Professor Danilo Türk (Türk), former president of the Republic of Slovenia from 2007 to 2012 and a senior visiting fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, on these issues....2019-06-25
"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,