On October 29th, 5 famous scholars in political science at home and abroad visited Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China(RDCY). And Wang Wen, the Executive Dean of RDCY, Jia Jinjing, the Assistant to Dean of RDCY and Director of the Macro Research Department, and Guan Zhaoyu, an Associate Research Fellow of RDCY attends the meeting. On the topic of "China and World Order" , the two sides deeply discussed and exchanged opinions from multi-angle.
Wang Wen, the executive dean of RDCY, believes that the spillover effect of China's Going Out is beyond the imagination of the world. As to the rise of China, we should respond rationally to different voices. Wang Wen further stated that under the background of Sino-US trade frictions and the frequent occurrence of the US "retreat", China shall accelerate the construction of "The Belt and Road Initiative" and build a community with a shared future for mankind on the platform. In order to provide new options, in the era of unprecedented change we have the responsibility to deepen and refine the policy communication between China and the countries along BRI.
Zhu Yunhan, the Professor in Department of Political Science of National Taiwan University, pointed out that the world is disordered and broken in the prospective of world. At the same time, Professor Zhu combined with the challenges for international orders and China's opportunities to illustrate a thought-provoking topic that what preparations should China make in the post-Trump era.
He Weiwen, the Economic and Commercial Counselor, Chinese Consulates General in San Francisco and New York and senior researcher of RDCY, exchanged his opinions that China presented a positive attitude to existing world order especially multilateral cooperation mechanisms and actively participate in regional or international organizations which are helpful to world development.
Alejandro, an associate professor of the Asian Institute of Global Studies at the University of Hong Kong, pointed out that the rise of China and the resulting changes in the world order are like new patches and fixes in computer operating systems aimed at creating a better world rather than intending to one or some major powers. This view was unanimously recognized by all the guests.
In addition, scholars exchanged opinions on other issues such as the current situation and future of globalization, global governance, Sino-US relations, and the role think tanks play in decision-making. Participants included Chen Zhihong, a professor at the College of Arts in University of Auckland, Pu Xiaoyu, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, and senior researchers of RDCY, Wei Benhua, Liu Zhiqin, and Zhou Rong.
The guests agreed that China's participation in global governance is unstoppable, and China, as the world's second largest economy, has an obligation to contribute its own strength to the world order. In the long run, despite the temporary difficulties such as Sino-US conflict, China's participation in global governance will be widely accepted around the world. RDCY, an important participant in the "two-track diplomacy", has the obligation to provide suggestions and theoretical support in policy-making.