Dr. WANG Wen is the Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY), the Deputy Dean and Professor of Silk Road School, Renmin University of China. He is also the Secretary-General of the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, a Researcher of the Financial Research Center of the Counsellor Office of the State Council. Dr. WANG used to be a Chief Op-eds Editor and Editorial Writer at Global Times, one of the most best-selling newspapers under the People’s Daily, and won the China News Awards in 2011. He has authored, co-authored, translated and contributed to more than 30 books, including "Great Power’s Long March Road: The views of China's rejuvenation and the future of the world after hundred countries’ visit" and “The Think Tank Perspective of Wang Wen" series published by the People's Publishing House including: "A Promising China: Chinese Think Tank’s Voice in the World", "Think as a Tank: How China Influences the World", and "America's Anxiety: A Think Tank Scholar's Perspective on China’s Rise & U.S. Response" have been republished or reprinted many times.
Dr. WANG has visited nearly 100 countries (including South Pole) and conducted extensive researches and field investigations. Many of his research reports have ended up with the instructions or comments from the CPC and state leaders of China. Besides, he is an advisory consultant for several Chinese important ministries and commissions and has won many honors such as“2014 Top Ten Figures of Chinese Think Tank”, “2015 China Reform and Development Pioneers”, “2016 Influential Figures of Chinese Think Tank”, “2017 Reputable Scholars and the ‘Four Batches of Talent Development Project’ talents”, and “special prize for policy research” in "National High-Level think Tank" construction outstanding achievements of Renmin University of China in 2019. In 2016, General Secretary Xi Jinping presided over the Symposium on Philosophy and Social Science, and Dr. Wang Wen was one of the ten speaking scholars.
Expertise : International Relations; Macro-economy
The book Great Power’s Long March Road: The views of China's rejuvenation and the future of the world after hundred countries’ visit spans the Chinese history of the five centuries before and after, covering all major powers in the world.
"Digital China: Blockchain, AI Revolution and the Future of State Governance." This book decoded the jigsaw puzzle of modern digital China. The authors have an insight into the opportunities and crises beneath China's digitalization.
In the past few years, even though the world has changed significantly, Western countries' misunderstanding of Iran remains the same. In the international world of public opinions dominated by Western media, the mainstream view is still demonizing Iran and regarding it as an alternative existence that is different from other members of the international system.
Based on the theory of currency sovereignty, this book elaborates the establishment process of currency sovereignty in different countries and regions to emphasize the necessity and urgency to consolidate China’s currency sovereignty with current changes of international finance. And the importance of China’s currency sovereignty will be shown in the book from four main aspects, local government budgets, the rigid payment of bank financing, the reform of state-owned enterprise and the establishment of multi-level capital markets. The author deeply re-analyzed the lessons learned from the economic crises in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Russia, and attained the establishing experiences of monetary sovereignty from Japan and European countries. In the era of globalization, there is no currency system which could exist completely independently. The stronger the currency sovereignty is, the more resilient the financial system will be. Moreover the currency issuance mechanism is the core of currency sovereignty. The enlightenment of these experiences is of great significance for China to prevent financial risks, promote industrial upgrading and realize the "Chinese Dream". In the report of the Fourth Plenary Session of the Nineteenth Central Committee, it was clearly proposed to improve the basic currency supply mechanism, which is completely consistent with the viewpoint of this book.
This book expounds the trends of politics, economy, science and technology in the context of the changes unseen in centuries, and on this basis, thinking about what China should do at present and where to go in the future. Profoundly understanding the rich connotation of this "change" and firmly grasping the great opportunities brought about by the change to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation are the realistic requirements of opening up a broad space for development and realizing the "two centenary goals" in the new era. Domestically, the development thinking based on the “Profound Changes Unseen in Centuries” is the guiding idea for China's further development; externally, the international exchanges and the construction of international order highlighted by the “Profound Changes Unseen in Centuries” will also be of great significance for reference in the development of the world.
As a reference book that introduces the relevant knowledge of the BRI, this book provides a panoramic sight of all aspects of BRI in a form of encyclopedia. The content of the book includes the historical origins, times background, theoretical basis, realistic approaches, national policies, major events, important conferences, significant projects, organizations, customs, geography, laws and regulations, language, transportation, technology, commerce, property, and customs ports of the BRI, etc. Following the principles of comprehensiveness, objectivity, innovation and practicality, the book will provide a large number of facts and data based on knowledge subjects in the way of encyclopedia. This book is composed according to the contents, including the historical evolution, economic geography, policy communication, facility connectivity, trade smoothness, capital financing, and humanistic feelings of the BRI. There are 52 sub-categories, and you can get a quick overview of all aspects of the BRI knowledge and information through this book. This book is intended to help readers engaged in the field of foreign trade and economic to better understand the relevant knowledge and policies of the BRI, and hope to greatly help them who wish to fully understand the BRI.
The sustained and healthy development of China's economy and society has attracted the attention worldwide, and reasons behind it have been explored by experts and scholars. On the topic of China’s development, Professor Wu Xiaoqiu, a famous Chinese financial expert, has held dialogues with nine top international experts on the platform of "Chongyang Forum", which gives clear interpretation of China's unique advantages in national system and national governance system to the world. The series of dialogues has attracted wide attention and become a classic work for the exchange and collision of ideas between China and foreign countries.
Foreigners are used to observing China with current events. In this column, I would like to explain the twists and turns in the development of China's modernization from the perspective of its "long history," by using British historian Eric Hobsbawm's most famous tetralogy: The Age of Revolution: 1789 - 1848, The Age of Capital: 1848 - 1875, The Age of Empire: 1875 - 1914 and The Age of Extreme: 1914 - 1991 as a reference.
During the first G7 summit since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a war of words has seeped into the political and public opinion fields in two sides of the Eurasian continent. It has also crept in between the eastern and the western sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Putin said that China is now heading for superpower status. US billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio, who spoke on the same panel with me, also talked about the future of China replacing the US. In a recent article for the Financial Times, he stated, "every day we see China succeeding in exceptional ways."
Recently, I went back to Lanzhou, capital of Northwest China's Gansu Province, where I studied years ago as a graduate, to give lectures, and I found the city to be breathtakingly beautiful. It is located at the center of China's geographical map with the Yellow River passing through it. One day, I looked far along the north bank of the Yellow River, and the scenery was no less than Budapest on the Danube.
The COVID-19 outbreak is disintegrating the original governance system, and the international power structure is further fragmented, stratified, and regionalized. As I mentioned in an article I once wrote, the era of globalization dominated by one country or group of countries has come to an end. The international order cannot be dominated by G2, G7, or G20. Instead, “n” forces may influence or dominate different global events at different levels, which we call “Gn”.
During my lectures to business people in recent months, I have noticed new changes in their attitudes. They were concerned about China-US relations in the past. Now, entrepreneurs care more about the rest of the world. For example, which countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America have more potential for investment? How might the future landscape of the global investment climate look like? Which countries in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) route have stable political situations?
It is safe to say that in the post-pandemic era, promoting the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind can be a remedy to the deadly impact of the pandemic. The "community with a shared future for mankind", will be the fruit of mankind’s labor, and is the epitome of thought that has developed up to modern times.
US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had approved "in concept" a deal in which Oracle and Walmart would partner with TikTok in the US. This means his previous suppression of TikTok has failed. It also means that after Huawei, another Chinese company going global has wisely been able to resolve US hegemonic suppression.
After I finished my research in East China's Fujian Province, a local official of Ningde gave me a book titled Up and out of Poverty, a compilation of Xi Jinping's major works from September 1988 to May 1990 while he worked in the city. Now, Ningde has completely been lifted out of poverty with its GDP per capita exceeding $12,000. It has fostered many enterprises with annual output values of tens of millions of dollars. The streets are clean and lively. At 11 pm, the night market is still bustling with lights and revelry.
I worked as a journalist for eight years, and have been the executive dean and professor of the Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China, a leading think tank in China, also for eight years. These combined experiences give me confidence to speak about the relations between think tanks and the media.
I once thought that I could not run or do mountaineering anymore. My ankle sprain kept recurring after running multiple marathons and climbing multiple peaks over the past three years. I have paid a heavy price for my radical way of exercising. As I have recovered after several months of treatment and recovery, I stop showing off or going to the extremes, but rather pursue only a healthy lifestyle.
The resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the biggest August 2020 news for East Asian politicians. Over the past 14 years, Abe's image has changed dramatically in Chinese people's eyes. When he became prime minister for the first time in 2006, China looked to him to ease tensions initiated by his predecessor Junichiro Koizumi. However, his visit to the Yasukuni Shrine and orders to revise history textbooks have caused deep discontent in Chinese society. To many Chinese people, he was a political clown who fell from power like a meteor.
One is that China is not the original source of the virus. China is the first country to suffer the virus outbreak, it is first point. Second is no matter the criticism all China brain cannot solve the problems, cannot help us to against the coronavirus, cannot promote the relationship between China and your country, and cannot promote to ask for China’s help in the future. Just my initial point.
I have often been invited to seminars abroad and give keynote speeches in recent years, and was occasionally remunerated, which surprised me at first but then I gradually got used to it. A decade or two ago, if invited to international seminars, Chinese scholars would usually be busy applying for financial aid from schools. But over recent years, some active Chinese scholars have been frequently invited by international organizations that will pay for their travel, accommodation and other expenses, and sometimes even offer them remuneration as well as a first-class round trip.
Dr. Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY) and the Deputy Dean and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Silk Road School at Renmin University of China,was interviewed by Belt&Silkroad.com, a Indonesian portal initiated by UCLG ASPAC to create a platform for communication and knowledge sharing among the people along the silk roads.
The 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing in late April. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, has attracted cheers and jeers at the same time. A total of 126 countries and 29 international organizations have signed up for the sprawling transcontinental connectivity project, despite a tireless chorus of opposing voices and a cacophony of claims about its intention and operations. CGTN is attempting to cut through the noise in a new short video series titled “Hype or Hope?” Here is an episode to help you separate BRI facts from fiction. Wang Wen is the executive dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.
Despite the remarkable achievements made over the past five years, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is still faced with some skepticism and misunderstanding at home and abroad. Some people regard the BRI as China's Marshall Plan. However, the two are essentially different in terms of intention, content, and additional conditions.
On the sideline of two sessions of this year, the column “News of China” which is subordinate to CCTV, provides a special report of two sessions about ushering in a new era. At the request of its invitation, Wang Wen, the executive director of the Chongyang Institute of Finance at Renmin University of China, responds to questions and risks concerning the BRI along with the host, Zhou Yingfeng on March 9.
2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Belt and Road Initiative. The experience over the past five years has shown that the initiative is not necessarily smooth sailing, nor is it something that can be built overnight. How we overcome the challenges in the future will greatly test the strength and stamina of China’s foreign strategy.
On May 10-11, famous American think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies organized two symposiums in Washington, DC, with the themes "Global Economic Order and China-US Relations" and "China-US Relations in the Past 40 Years". Nearly 200 figures from US political and think tank circles, including Senators, attended the two events in which Chinese ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, gave the keynote speech. Former US deputy secretary of state and former president of the World Bank,
Editor`s Notes: On March 21, AmCham China hosted a forum on“US-China Relations Outlook Under Trump’s Administration”in New York. Zhang Qiyue, consul general of China in New York, Edward Cox, chairman of the New York Republican State Committee, and Wang Wen, executive dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, attended and spoke at the event. The following is the full text of Wang’s speech.
CCTV-4 "China News" program opens up a special report on "China`s New Era" . Wang Wen, executive dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, was invited to talk with the CCTV anchor Zhou Yingfeng on the hot topics regarding Eco-civilization and Eco-finance on March 10.
In his interview, Wang Wen said that the moderately prosperous society not only means the GDP growth, but also reflects a comprehensive development situation such as social stability, environment protection, economic sustainable development, and People’s solidarity, from which demonstrate a comprehensive, balanced, inclusive development situation and future of the society.
CCTV-4 "China News" program opens up a special report on "China`s New Era" . The first phase invites Wang Wen, executive dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, to talk with the CCTV anchor Zhou Yingfeng on the "two sessions" and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, with the expectation to explain China`s development in detail.
China`s first flight to Antarctica successfully landed on Saturday night, a move signaling the country has started a new era of tapping the nascent South Pole tourism market, which will lift China`s position and influence as a rising power in the region, an expert said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, wrapped up their first meeting at Mar-a-Lago resort in Floridaon on April 6-7. It is well known that Sino-US ties are still the most influential bilateral relationship in the world. For that reason, Russia`s top international media "Russia Today " (RT) gave a exclusive interview with Wang Wen, the Executive Dean of RDCY. It is the first time that the Chinese scholar accepted the exclusive interview of RT. The following is the f