Wang Huiyao

Wang Huiyao

Wang Huiyao is the founder of the Centre for China and Globalisation, a Beijing-based non-governmental think tank.

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Opinion | Three reasons foreign policy driven by security concerns will make the world poorer and more dangerous

The world order that drove globalisation is crumbling and being replaced with one based on security rather than economics. New security arrangements can lead to a spiral of mutual suspicion, stifle growth and innovation, and hamper our ability to address global threats like climate change.

The world order that drove globalisation is crumbling and being replaced with one based on security rather than economics. New security arrangements can lead to a spiral of mutual suspicion, stifle growth and innovation, and hamper our ability to address global threats like climate change.

19 May 2022 - 6:49AM
Opinion | How Macron’s return as French president could be a win for both the EU and China

Macron has been championing ‘strategic autonomy’ for the European Union at a time when the need for the EU to come into its own as an independent force for peace and international cooperation is greater than ever. His pragmatic and pro-business stance on China is also welcome.

Macron has been championing ‘strategic autonomy’ for the European Union at a time when the need for the EU to come into its own as an independent force for peace and international cooperation is greater than ever. His pragmatic and pro-business stance on China is also welcome.

28 Apr 2022 - 8:15AM
The View | Why China is still a solid growth engine and safe harbour for multinationals amid rising anti-globalisation

Multinationals caught in geopolitical crossfire are finding that China continues to offer growth and opportunities, as long as they can find niches aligned with Beijing’s long-term development strategy.

Multinationals caught in geopolitical crossfire are finding that China continues to offer growth and opportunities, as long as they can find niches aligned with Beijing’s long-term development strategy.

24 Mar 2022 - 4:22AM
Opinion | Alarm over a ‘China-Russia axis’ revives unwanted Cold War mentality

Talk of a Sino-Russia-US ‘strategic triangle’ forces an outdated framework onto a changing, multipolar world and increases the risk of a great-power conflict. Such rhetoric is made more dangerous given that the real struggle of the 21st century – climate change – must be fought collectively, not between rival powers.

Talk of a Sino-Russia-US ‘strategic triangle’ forces an outdated framework onto a changing, multipolar world and increases the risk of a great-power conflict. Such rhetoric is made more dangerous given that the real struggle of the 21st century – climate change – must be fought collectively, not between rival powers.

1 Mar 2022 - 2:08AM
Opinion | How China can borrow from Aristotle’s art of rhetoric to tell its story better

China’s story cannot be told in terms of GDP and bilateral trade alone. An effective way to boost credibility and emotional pull is to let diverse voices tell stories about China, forming a rich, eclectic non-governmental discourse.

China’s story cannot be told in terms of GDP and bilateral trade alone. An effective way to boost credibility and emotional pull is to let diverse voices tell stories about China, forming a rich, eclectic non-governmental discourse.

19 Feb 2022 - 7:22AM
Opinion | Build back better vs belt and road: to improve infrastructure, competition must yield to cooperation

With the US and Europe now seeking to outcompete China in funding infrastructure programmes across the developing world, the benefits of such goodwill can only be undermined by uncoordinated development.

With the US and Europe now seeking to outcompete China in funding infrastructure programmes across the developing world, the benefits of such goodwill can only be undermined by uncoordinated development.

1 Dec 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | The two sides of Asia: China’s economic priorities vs the US’ focus on security

China wants to be at the heart of ‘Economic Asia’ and is seeking to join trade pacts including the CPTPP. The US, meanwhile, wants to uphold its centrality in ‘Security Asia’ by forging narrow alliances, and continues to fail to engage on trade.

China wants to be at the heart of ‘Economic Asia’ and is seeking to join trade pacts including the CPTPP. The US, meanwhile, wants to uphold its centrality in ‘Security Asia’ by forging narrow alliances, and continues to fail to engage on trade.

9 Oct 2021 - 4:57AM
The View | How creating a better business environment can boost foreign investment in China

It is essential to welcome multinational enterprises by creating a more fair and open business environment. Attracting more multinational enterprises to China is an important way to nurture friendly and stable relations between China and other countries.

It is essential to welcome multinational enterprises by creating a more fair and open business environment. Attracting more multinational enterprises to China is an important way to nurture friendly and stable relations between China and other countries.

2 Aug 2021 - 4:28PM
Opinion | How China’s economic heft can reshape the WTO and global trade for the better

China’s accession to the WTO in 2001 reshaped the country and world trade, bringing great benefits to all. As the WTO opens a fresh chapter under new leadership, China is well-placed to help rebuild the organisation for the post-pandemic world.

China’s accession to the WTO in 2001 reshaped the country and world trade, bringing great benefits to all. As the WTO opens a fresh chapter under new leadership, China is well-placed to help rebuild the organisation for the post-pandemic world.

27 May 2021 - 3:24AM
The View | How China-led AIIB can expand its remit to build a greener, more inclusive post-pandemic world

The infrastructure spending sprees favoured by wealthy nations are out of reach for less-well-off countries. The AIIB has the scope and track record to expand its remit to a global level and help those left behind by the global recovery.

The infrastructure spending sprees favoured by wealthy nations are out of reach for less-well-off countries. The AIIB has the scope and track record to expand its remit to a global level and help those left behind by the global recovery.

27 Apr 2021 - 9:15AM
The View | EU deal is a milestone for China’s globalisation that can help build a new world economic order

Apart from promising European firms greater market access, the investment agreement promotes cooperation on the environment and will force China to reform parts of its economy that are not in line with international practices.

Apart from promising European firms greater market access, the investment agreement promotes cooperation on the environment and will force China to reform parts of its economy that are not in line with international practices.

7 Jan 2021 - 2:19AM
Opinion | RCEP’s synergy with China’s economic strategy bodes well for Asia-Pacific

China’s plans to boost consumption will make it the RECP’s main import magnet, catalysing regional integration, even as RCEP membership opens doors to more trade deals for a reforming China.

China’s plans to boost consumption will make it the RECP’s main import magnet, catalysing regional integration, even as RCEP membership opens doors to more trade deals for a reforming China.

24 Nov 2020 - 8:37AM
Opinion | China, a land of opportunity for EU firms willing to adapt

China’s policy goals and restructuring mean its growth, mostly in domestic consumption, will increasingly come from fields in which EU firms excel. Rather than see China’s industrial transformation as a threat, EU firms should identify opportunities and align their strategies.

China’s policy goals and restructuring mean its growth, mostly in domestic consumption, will increasingly come from fields in which EU firms excel. Rather than see China’s industrial transformation as a threat, EU firms should identify opportunities and align their strategies.

24 Sep 2020 - 10:36PM
Opinion | Canada should drop Meng Wanzhou case, shaking free of US coattails

Canada has the right to halt the case, and strong reasons to do so, given the legal questions around the arrest and Trump’s political motivations.

Canada has the right to halt the case, and strong reasons to do so, given the legal questions around the arrest and Trump’s political motivations.

25 Dec 2021 - 5:53AM
Opinion | China’s experience shows coronavirus second wave need not be a disaster

The good news is Beijing’s experience shows we can tame second waves in a way that minimises disruption through greater preparedness and understanding. In the next stretch of the battle against the coronavirus, global anti-pandemic efforts need to be smarter and more collaborative.

The good news is Beijing’s experience shows we can tame second waves in a way that minimises disruption through greater preparedness and understanding. In the next stretch of the battle against the coronavirus, global anti-pandemic efforts need to be smarter and more collaborative.

2 Jul 2020 - 6:38AM
The View | Reform the WTO for a post-coronavirus world. The global economy needs a champion to lead it out of the crisis

Collapsing trade must be rebuilt to spur recovery. The WTO can work on addressing trade restrictions on key supplies in the short term, and lead discussions to lower tariffs and facilitate e-commerce and agricultural trade in the long term.

Collapsing trade must be rebuilt to spur recovery. The WTO can work on addressing trade restrictions on key supplies in the short term, and lead discussions to lower tariffs and facilitate e-commerce and agricultural trade in the long term.

14 May 2020 - 6:32AM
Opinion | As the West wanes, China and Europe can build a more inclusive world order together

Since the end of the cold war, the rationales used to justify the binary of East and West have been undercut by globalisation. However, Europe still has a role to play in balancing China and the US, and promoting global cooperation.

Since the end of the cold war, the rationales used to justify the binary of East and West have been undercut by globalisation. However, Europe still has a role to play in balancing China and the US, and promoting global cooperation.

26 Feb 2020 - 4:14AM
Opinion | In the face of the new coronavirus, China’s economy is more resilient than it was in 2003

While some have pointed out that the global economy is more vulnerable to shocks to China’s economy than during the Sars outbreak, China today has more effective policy levers, deeper resources and better production capacity.

While some have pointed out that the global economy is more vulnerable to shocks to China’s economy than during the Sars outbreak, China today has more effective policy levers, deeper resources and better production capacity.

8 Mar 2020 - 1:58PM
The View | China is running the world’s largest tourism deficit. How can it plug the gap?

Chinese tourist traffic to the world is growing but not the other way round. To decrease its deficit in trade in services and improve the world’s understanding of the nation, China must develop new ways to enhance visitors’ experiences.

Chinese tourist traffic to the world is growing but not the other way round. To decrease its deficit in trade in services and improve the world’s understanding of the nation, China must develop new ways to enhance visitors’ experiences.

22 Jan 2020 - 11:04AM
The View | Instead of US-China decoupling, 2020 should bring acceptance of different development models

In a multipolar world, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to development will not work. We must find ways to accommodate ‘developmental diversity’ while upholding the institutions that support international cooperation.

In a multipolar world, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to development will not work. We must find ways to accommodate ‘developmental diversity’ while upholding the institutions that support international cooperation.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:30PM
The View | Why China should lead the mission to save the ailing WTO and revive multilateralism

China, having benefited tremendously from WTO membership, is now in a position to spearhead WTO reforms as a bridge between developed and developing nations. It won’t be easy but Beijing can get the ball rolling in areas of agreement such as e-commerce regulations and marine plastic pollution.

China, having benefited tremendously from WTO membership, is now in a position to spearhead WTO reforms as a bridge between developed and developing nations. It won’t be easy but Beijing can get the ball rolling in areas of agreement such as e-commerce regulations and marine plastic pollution.

27 Nov 2019 - 4:31AM
Opinion | From the Syrian civil war to Yemen to energy, China has a larger role to play in the Middle East

The Middle East faces a transition to a post-oil economy, impeded by great power interference and inter-regional rifts. Solutions should come within the region, but Beijing is uniquely positioned as a partner, mediator and customer.

The Middle East faces a transition to a post-oil economy, impeded by great power interference and inter-regional rifts. Solutions should come within the region, but Beijing is uniquely positioned as a partner, mediator and customer.

13 Nov 2019 - 9:04AM
The View | With the US absent, China should seize the day and join the CPTPP to promote a more integrated trading order in Asia

Since the CPTPP’s launch, the massive trade pact has been beneficial to its members, and China would be no different. Other members have also shown interest in Beijing joining, which would be one step closer to a free-trading Asia-Pacific.

Since the CPTPP’s launch, the massive trade pact has been beneficial to its members, and China would be no different. Other members have also shown interest in Beijing joining, which would be one step closer to a free-trading Asia-Pacific.

25 Sep 2019 - 6:06AM
Opinion | How to encourage the flow of Hong Kong’s youth, talent and innovation across the Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong has prospered as a gateway to China. Now, the Greater Bay Area offers an opportunity for the city to reposition itself as a hub for talent and innovation, thus offering brighter options for its unsettled young people.

Hong Kong has prospered as a gateway to China. Now, the Greater Bay Area offers an opportunity for the city to reposition itself as a hub for talent and innovation, thus offering brighter options for its unsettled young people.

16 Aug 2019 - 9:13AM
Opinion | Chinese universities need to attract more foreign students, but not by treating them differently

China has a talent-deficit problem that, if unsolved, will constrain its ability to innovate and further develop. It should take several steps to meet the challenge, starting with removing the wall between local and international students.

China has a talent-deficit problem that, if unsolved, will constrain its ability to innovate and further develop. It should take several steps to meet the challenge, starting with removing the wall between local and international students.

6 Aug 2019 - 1:12PM
21 Jul 2019 - 12:16AM
Opinion | After the G20 trade truce, China and the US need clearer rules and more engagement to get relations back on track

China should address American concerns on investment and forge better non-governmental and state-level ties in the US, while each side should encourage more study, travel and work in the other country. Better data would also give a more balanced picture of trade.

China should address American concerns on investment and forge better non-governmental and state-level ties in the US, while each side should encourage more study, travel and work in the other country. Better data would also give a more balanced picture of trade.

5 Jul 2019 - 5:03AM
Opinion | In Modi’s second term, China and India can overcome their Himalayan differences to benefit Asia

The two countries should build on warmer ties fostered during the Indian prime minister’s first term to cooperate on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, deepen trade and investment, and promote greater exchange between people.

The two countries should build on warmer ties fostered during the Indian prime minister’s first term to cooperate on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, deepen trade and investment, and promote greater exchange between people.

31 May 2019 - 9:00AM
Opinion | China’s belt and road plan has a branding problem and needs to be redefined as a global growth project

Absent a clearly defined plan, Beijing’s belt and road strategy has been misunderstood. It has evolved into a global development project in the past five years and should be redefined accordingly to dispel misunderstanding.

Absent a clearly defined plan, Beijing’s belt and road strategy has been misunderstood. It has evolved into a global development project in the past five years and should be redefined accordingly to dispel misunderstanding.

3 May 2019 - 9:00AM