Decoupling with China has been the flagship word of the day in Washington under the presidency of Donald Trump. The unilateral tariffs on Chinese goods imposed in 2018 and 2019 were only the initial maneuver in this direction. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen an intensification both in words and deeds in the U.S. for ultimate decoupling with China.
Join U.S., Chinese and other experts opposing a New Cold War who will analyze the consequences of the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Register for this international panel here.
As China begins to deliberate its next five-year plan, the rest of the world still finds itself in the throes of the COVID virus, indeed, perhaps entering into a new and more serious phase. This is partly due to the chronology of the virus. China was the first country affected by the coronavirus. And it acted quickly and with great vigor, and was therefore the first country to battle its way out of the danger zone. Other countries were affected somewhat later and they reacted slowly and less rigorously in spite of the example shown by China.
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.
Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi's upcoming Europe visit will help consolidate China-Europe relations, explore practical cooperation in responding to the pandemic and call for multilateralism amid US unilateralism and attempts to form an anti-China alliance in Europe, analysts said. Wang, who is also the Foreign Minister, will visit Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany in his first overseas visit since the COVID-19 pandemic. The week-long visit has been welcomed by the relevant countries and demonstrates that both sides attach great importance to China-Europe relations, said Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, on Monday.
Where is the balance between Economy and Pandemic? The Answer is NO! There is no Balance in between. Then Who is pushing US and Europe to reopen economy? John Ross, senior fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, is here to explain the situation.