China`s think tanks, which have received little exposure in the past, have recently enjoyed significant attention from the media and policy makers, although they still have a way to go before they become influential on the global stage. At the end of June, the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University held a think tank forum themed "The Silk Road Economic Belt Construction and Future" in Beijing.
The joint statement by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart François Hollande on March 26 outlined both countries’ future comprehensive strategic partnership as a period of close and long-term development. In the statement, France showed its expectation that China should host its first G20 summit as soon as possible.
The United State plans to suspend passenger flights to China later this month. Russia's top international media "Russia Today" (RT) gave an exclusive interview with Wang Wen, the Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY) on this issue. The following is the full text of the interview.