A webinar celebrating the 70th anniversary of China-Vietnam diplomatic relations was held on August 28, 2020, jointly held by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY) and the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies at Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo, Assistant Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Van Thao,Vice President of Renmin University of China Wu Xiaoqiu, and representatives from both countries’ relevant departments as well as well-know scholars and experts attended this conference.
U.S. media outlet BuzzFeed recently released "satellite images" of large buildings being built in Xinjiang. It is not clear what entity actually took the pictures, what they are actually pictures of, or where they are located.
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.
China's diplomacy has restarted offline from fresh meetings with European leaders. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in a visit to European countries, namely Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany. After Wang's trip, Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, is expected to visit Portugal, Spain and Greece.
Recently, the U.S. government has frequently “stepped in” against China, and its efforts to suppress and stimulate China have become stronger and stronger. But at the same time, its internal problems are also emerging. On the current situation of the United States, observer net interviewed Jin Canrong, Professor of the school of international relations of Renmin University of China, and asked him to talk about his views on how to view the United States and how to deal with the future Sino US relations. The following is the content of the interview.
In the face of rounds of full-scale offensives launched by Washington against Beijing, some voices think China's countermeasures are not robust enough. But the fact is that when Beijing takes countermeasures, these measures must be proper responses. Tense issues relating to Taiwan, Hong Kong, the South China Sea and TikTok have recently been worsened by Washington. These are a combination of re-election tactics and profound changes in US policy toward China. Obviously, when Beijing responds to Washington, Beijing needs comprehensive considerations that blend its short-term and long-term interests.
On August 14, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave an interview to CGTN. Prof. G. W. Kolodko, former Polish deputy premier and minister of finance, advises future Polish governments to stay the course, be pragmatic, and to look to East. "The Americans they don't listen because they believe that they know better than anybody else, which is not true."