Interview He Yafei, Former Deputy Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China My name is He Yafei, and I am currently pursuing an academic life, being a distinguished professor at Yenching Academy of Peking University. After the outbreak of coronavirus, or we call it COVID-19, under the leadership of CPC, with President Xi Jiping at its core, China quickly made a firm decision. That is the closure of Wuhan and Hubei and also quite severe and restrictive measures all over China.These measures are not without pains. They took a toll on normal lives of people in China, and in particular for people in Wuhan and Hubei. That is for the protection of lives, security and public health of the Chinese people and particularly, of course, for people in Wuhan and Hubei. In addition, they are also in the interests of the people of the world as large.
He Yafei is a senior fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.
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. Martin Jacques, former senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, deeply analyzed the essence and future of China and US relations in his speech.