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."
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.
Infrastructure construction in China's rural areas is important for their development and connectivity with cities. But building roads might not be enough. Liu Zhiqin, a senior fellow at Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies, shares his thoughts.