Zheng Yongnian
Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and President of the Institute for International Affairs, Qianhai.
  • US is not truly omniscient, omnipotent as though it pretends to be

    In East Asia, some countries believe that the US is as omniscient and omnipotent as God. However, the reality is that the US is not truly omniscient and omnipotent, or at least it is pretending to be. Despite still allying with other countries to deal with China, the US' commitments are decreasing.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2024/4/25 18:45:07
  • Uncertain new outlook amid crumbling old order

    If the US continues to have the ability to construct a unipolar world order, then this world order will be the worst that human society has ever seen. People must have a clear understanding of this.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2024/2/26 20:52:34
  • Chinese modernization offers opportunities

    Chinese modernization is a high-standard definition of modernization that not only has milestone significance for China's development but also provides a strong impetus for global modernization and offers a new choice for countries and peoples in the world that hope to accelerate development while maintaining their independence.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2024/1/14 21:50:04
  • 'Chineseness' enables China to shape a just, equitable international order

    Asia today faces unprecedented security challenges, and the situation in Asia needs to be understood from the perspective of overall international relations. China should think out of the box and consider what it can do for the world. I would like to discuss China's unique role in world order from the perspective of "Chineseness."

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/12/3 21:29:01
  • For mutual trust to be regained, the US and China need to communicate openly

    As part of civil society, we should make every effort to put China-US relations back on track.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/9/27 17:48:57
  • China-US competition is a competition of who is more open

    From the perspective of openness, we are facing a transformation of almost unprecedented magnitude in the past two centuries. Western countries, led by the US, are attempting to contain and decouple from China.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/8/28 20:12:37
  • CPC a 'developmental party' that leads China's modernization

    In academia, China is referred to as a "developmental state," but at its core, there exists a "developmental party."

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/8/3 20:59:12
  • How Chinese civilization contributes to modernity

    Modernization can only be successful when it conforms to a country's own civilization, culture and national conditions. Otherwise, it will lead to failure.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/6/19 19:32:41
  • Chinese modernization is a significant reference for developing countries: Zheng Yongnian

    Now as the West engages in strangling China and the "decoupling" of the two systems, we have to open up even more, that is, the institutional opening-up of rules, regulations, standards and management. I call it a "unilateral opening-up."

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/5/31 20:33:12
  • China's opening-up a valuable global public good amid US protectionism

    At a time when the US, the world's largest economy, is pursuing economic nationalism and trade protectionism, the world urgently needs China to encourage "opening-up", the international public good that the world requires most today.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/4/27 17:54:58
  • Leap from applied technology to innovative technology key to realizing high-quality development: Zheng Yongnian

    "I have full confidence in the new government. They understand both China and the world."

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/3/14 21:17:37
  • Chinese public, not the West, has the final say on effect of its COVID policy shift

    Editor's Note: From many perspectives, the world is in danger of being drawn into long-term trouble. A growing risk of new conflicts is bubbling amid a lingering pandemic, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the plague of soaring inflation and an energy crisis. Against this complex backdrop, what will 2023 look like? Who should we look toward as the anchor of stability in the world? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Zheng Yongnian (Zheng), professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and president of The Institute for International Affairs, Qianhai. This is the fifth piece of the Global Times series – "Looking for an anchor of stability in 2023."

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/1/11 22:15:22
  • How can Asia reject the Thucydides Trap

    In the past, the status of major power was won through wars, such as the British empire, the US and the Soviet Union. But now, whether a country can be defined as a major power depends on whether it has the ability and will to provide enough international public goods to the region and the world. Achieving sustainable rise by providing international public goods is what differentiates China and other major powers in the past. Asian peace can be secured with more international public goods.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2022/11/21 19:08:59
  • CPC leadership an important prerequisite for Chinese modernization: Zheng Yongnian

    The report delivered to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) emphasized that China has proposed promoting national rejuvenation through a Chinese path to modernization. This has made “Chinese modernization” a hot phrase in international public opinion. How has the CPC been able to promote the realization of Chinese modernization? And what is the significance of the 20th CPC National Congress to China and the world?

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2022/10/27 18:53:18
  • US cannot force politics on technology to coerce decoupling: Chinese scholar

    The most important factor that China takes up the global supply chain in just a few decades is its political stability. In the world's systems of economy and supply chain, China's role is irreplaceable.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2022/9/26 18:28:15
  • US is not a sovereign state in the traditional sense of foreign policymaking: Chinese scholar

    Editor's Note: Political infighting in the US is becoming tenser and tenser ahead of the midterm elections, with former president Donald Trump's home being raided by the FBI. How will this political infighting evolve? With US-style democracy showing its cracks, how will it affect the US global leadership and US foreign policy, especially that regarding the Taiwan question? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Zheng Yongnian (Zheng), professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and president of the Institute for International Affairs, Qianhai, over these issues.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2022/9/1 23:11:21
  • Bottom line on Taiwan question will be shaped through fight with US: Chinese scholar

    What should China do if Pelosi really visits Taiwan? On the Taiwan question, the US has no bottom line. There will be a bottom line, but not through paperwork or lip service, but fight.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2022/7/25 17:45:17
  • China both achieved miraculous growth and kept social stability: Zheng Yongnian

    It's not easy to describe the development of China over the past 10 years, and if I could only use one term to describe it, I would choose the term "great change."

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2022/7/3 14:36:38
  • Institutionalized political openness instrumental in China's development miracles

    In an age of democratic crisis in both the developed West and the developing world, China's institutional experiment is becoming particularly meaningful. Its experiment may shed useful lessons for other countries.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2014/5/25 19:33:01
  • Sea disputes bring unprecedented challenges

    Many advocate taking a hard stance toward China, which they see as a main rival. India will not allow China to use the Indian Ocean as a stepping stone to becoming a maritime power.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2013/1/13 23:28:02
  • China ready to tackle shift from economic to social reform

    The most urgent task for China is to find good opportunities to make further breakthrough in its reforms.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2012/8/6 18:00:04
  • Greater global role means more dangerous terror threats

    There have been two major global trends since 9/11, the US “War on Terror” and the rise of China and other developing nations.  Some people link the two phenomena together, pointing to globalization as the root cause of both.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2011/9/14 21:36:41