Andrei Lungu

Andrei Lungu

Andrei Lungu is president of the Romanian Institute for the Study of the Asia-Pacific. His research interests focus on China’s foreign policy and its internal politics

Latest from Andrei Lungu

Opinion | China must become an immigration magnet if it wants to overtake the US

Most of China’s immigration measures have short-term goals, while the US has proven it can attract and retain talent from across the globe. Given the challenges of changing policies and mindsets, Beijing should in the meantime tap into the power of its women to reinvigorate the nation.

Most of China’s immigration measures have short-term goals, while the US has proven it can attract and retain talent from across the globe. Given the challenges of changing policies and mindsets, Beijing should in the meantime tap into the power of its women to reinvigorate the nation.

7 Oct 2021 - 3:21AM
Opinion | Huawei’s troubles show why China’s tech titans will struggle to go global

If Beijing is serious about becoming a global tech power, then innovation is not enough; it needs real rule of law. Chinese companies will be treated fairly abroad only if China’s legal system evolves.

If Beijing is serious about becoming a global tech power, then innovation is not enough; it needs real rule of law. Chinese companies will be treated fairly abroad only if China’s legal system evolves.

31 Jul 2020 - 3:39AM
Opinion | Are we witnessing the end of the golden age of Chinese diplomacy?

By letting its diplomats criticise governments and threaten companies and people with retribution, Beijing has abandoned the diplomatic practices that propelled its rise to a global power. In the long run, this will only undermine economic development.

By letting its diplomats criticise governments and threaten companies and people with retribution, Beijing has abandoned the diplomatic practices that propelled its rise to a global power. In the long run, this will only undermine economic development.

15 May 2020 - 9:45AM
Opinion | What kind of Europe does China want to deal with: friend, business partner or strategic rival?

Despite the growing divide between the EU and the US under Trump, Beijing is in danger of losing Europe, which cannot simply ignore human rights issues or China’s failure to open its markets.

Despite the growing divide between the EU and the US under Trump, Beijing is in danger of losing Europe, which cannot simply ignore human rights issues or China’s failure to open its markets.

24 Dec 2019 - 11:08AM
Opinion | Whether fighting climate change, promoting scientific discovery or pursuing economic stability, China should act like a transparent global power

China has not only restored its traditional position at the head of the Asian order but has become a truly global power. However, such status carries with it certain responsibilities and expectations, including transparency and openness.

China has not only restored its traditional position at the head of the Asian order but has become a truly global power. However, such status carries with it certain responsibilities and expectations, including transparency and openness.

27 Sep 2019 - 10:50AM
Opinion | As China seeks a prosperous and peaceful rise, 20th-century Germany has lessons to offer

After two unsuccessful world wars, Germany finally achieved its dream of European leadership by rejecting nationalistic hard power and embracing compromise. China can do the same in the Asia-Pacific by giving up hard power and extending cooperation, free trade and economic liberalism.

After two unsuccessful world wars, Germany finally achieved its dream of European leadership by rejecting nationalistic hard power and embracing compromise. China can do the same in the Asia-Pacific by giving up hard power and extending cooperation, free trade and economic liberalism.

4 Sep 2019 - 9:00PM
Opinion | Diaoyu Islands dispute can be laid to rest if China and Japan accept joint sovereignty

Andrei Lungu says the dispute over the islands is more about nationalism than energy reserves, fish stock or geostrategic value, and has haunted relations between the two countries for too long.

Andrei Lungu says the dispute over the islands is more about nationalism than energy reserves, fish stock or geostrategic value, and has haunted relations between the two countries for too long.

30 Oct 2018 - 9:41AM
Xi Jinping should know that China’s rejuvenation must be peaceful, or it won’t happen at all

China’s president will have to use his considerable powers over the Communist Party to seek diplomatic solutions in times of crisis, because armed confrontation could derail his grand plans. 

China’s president will have to use his considerable powers over the Communist Party to seek diplomatic solutions in times of crisis, because armed confrontation could derail his grand plans. 

3 Apr 2018 - 7:32PM
Why Xi Jinping must ensure China has a viable political succession model

After upending the old rules, China’s most powerful leader in recent decades must now create a new system that will ensure transfer of power at the top remains peaceful and stable.

After upending the old rules, China’s most powerful leader in recent decades must now create a new system that will ensure transfer of power at the top remains peaceful and stable.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM