On January 17, Eurasian Group Chairman Cliff Kupchan visited the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), discussing with several RDCY researchers on the topics such as Sino-US trade friction, Made in China 2025 and “Belt and Road” construction.
The seminar was moderated by Yang Qingqing, Assistant Dean of the RDCY. At the beginning of the meeting, Ms. Yang Qingqing extended a warm welcome to the arrival of Chairman Kupchan. She briefly introduced the main research areas and international influence of RDCY and shared the major research results of RDCY on the “Belt and Road” and Sino-US relations in recent years.
Cliff Kupchan expressed gratitude for the warm reception of the RDCY. He said that Sino-US relations are at a critical juncture and the current global political situation is uncertain. In addition, with the rapid development of science and technology, the most important competition for global economic powers is to occupy the high ground in the field of emerging technology.
He Weiwen, senior fellow of RDCY, said that the differences between China and the United States have been exaggerated and China has never been a threat to the United States. The two sides should eliminate misunderstandings and resolve differences. The objective economic laws that China and the United States have fully integrated into the global industrial chain over the past 40 years have determined that the economic and trade frictions between the two countries are not sustainable. We should work hard to safeguard the stable development of China-US economic and trade cooperation.
Professor Wang Yiwei, senior fellow of RDCY, noted that that the “Belt and Road” has been proposed for more than five years, and it has provided a direction for the world economy to emerge from the crisis. At the same time, it also attracts the world to “look eastward”, learn Chinese model to take a development path in line with their own national conditions.
During the discussion, Liu Yushu, a research fellow of RDCY, Guan Zhaoyu, an associate research fellow, and Yao Le, an assistant research fellow of RDCY, gave their opinions on different perspectives such as digital economy, artificial intelligence, populism, Sino-Japanese relations, and India-Pacific strategy.
Finally, Ms. Yang Qingqing introduced the Silk Road School of Renmin University of China. She hoped that Silk Road School could strengthen the exchanges between China and the United States in higher education, further consolidate the humanities and educational exchanges and promote cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting attendees also include Stephanie Yang, Eurasia Group researcher, Wu Yinxuan, deputy manager International Cooperation Project of RDCY.