Editor's Note: Wang Wen, the Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), interviewed by Russia's top international media "Russia Today" (RT) and shared his opinions on National Security Law on June 30,2020. The following is the full text of the interview.
Host: okay let's delve a little bit further into this. I'm happy to say professor Wang Wen from China's Renmin University joins us live now. Good to see you. The law has been passed on the anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to China. Is Beijing sending a signal with that?
Wang: Yes, as you know, tomorrow is July 1. Why China won't pass the law before July 1st is that China Just want to show the world that China determination to safeguard its sovereignty and integrity. And also China wants to tell the world that Hong Kong has returned to China on July 1st 1997. China has a national security law to protect the security of Hong Kong, so Hong Kong is a part of China. It's a very nature for China to aim at the national law for Hong Kong. The Hong Kong people are very willing and so are the 1.4 billion Chinese people. I'm very wondering why the US want to stop it why so many European people want to stop it. There's no basis or reasons for the US to intervene in Hong Kong security legislation. For many Chinese, it’s meddling.
On October 15, the 45th Chongyang Forum, which was sponsored by the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY) and China-US People-to-people Exchange Research Center, RUC, invited John J. Mearsheimer, the founder of the "Offensive Realism" and R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science at the University of Chicago to dialogue with Wu Xiaoqiu, Vice President of Renmin University of China and First Class Professor (Finance) about Will the US and China be falling into “the tragedy of great power politics”. The dialogue was moderated by Wang Wen, Executive Dean of RDCY. In "A dialogue between John J. Mearsheimer and Wu Xiaoqiu", more than 600 guests attend.