China and the US signed the phase one (P1) trade agreement on Jan. 15, 2020. Additionally, in a recent interview, US Vice President Mike Pence said that negotiations for the phase two (P2) trade agreement are already under way. But in my opinion, the top priority now for the two powers is deciding how to ensure the implementation of the phase one trade agreement.
On January 13, 2020, a delegation of Japanese government officials, organized by China Public Diplomacy Association, pays a visit to Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY). The visiting delegation, led by deputy director of the Training Department of National Personnel Authority Suzuki Ryotar, consists of 16 officials from 14 Japanese government departments. The delegation members and Chinese experts have a communication on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),Chinese economy and finance, China-Japan humanities exchange and other subjects.
On January 11, the 24th China Capital Market Forum 2020(CCMF) was held at Renmin University of China(RUC), Beijing. The forum was co-hosted by China Capital Market Research Institute(CCMRI),Guorong Securities and Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China(RDCY). Over 500 guests from central government departments, colleges and universities, research institutions, security companies and fund companies participated the forum and have a discussion on “China’s financial opening-up and capital market development ”.
Raisina Dialogue will be held in New Delhi, India from January 14th to 16th, 2020, and theme is “21@20: Navigating the Alpha century”. Wang Wen, Executive dean of Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, is invited to attend Raisine Dialogue and will deliver a speech in the session “ Just like US: Exclusive Trade in the Trump Age ”.
2019 marks the 70 anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, and witnesses an increasingly mature China-Russia relationship. Leaders of China and Russia highly value the Belt and Road Initiative and Eurasia Economic Union, two major development plans in Eurasia, and vigorously promote the mutual complement between the two plans, “Connection between the BRI and the EEU”, setting a good example of mutual benefits and win-win cooperation in the regional economy.
On July 25th, an international meeting in Opposition to the US-led New Cold War on China organized by scholars and activists from 48 countries voluntarily was broadcast live on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube simultaneously. The joint statement with 14-language version of "A New Cold War against China is against the interests of humanity" has attracted great attention from the international community. The event brought together 17 well-known scholars and opinion leaders from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Russia, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil and other countries to participate in the speech. Carlos Ron,Vice-Minister for North America, Venezuela's Ministry for Foreign Relations, is one of the speakers of the "No to the New Cold War" initiative.