Yu Jie

Yu Jie

Dr Yu Jie is Senior Research Fellow on China in the Asia-Pacific Programme, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House and associate fellow at LSE IDEAS.

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Opinion | To win hearts in the Indo-Pacific, China must end its combative diplomacy

China’s pursuit of trade partnerships is at odds with its combative diplomacy as it seeks to respond to the West’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Its best bet is to inject realism into its foreign policy, stop threatening with military power, and offer help without demanding recognition.

China’s pursuit of trade partnerships is at odds with its combative diplomacy as it seeks to respond to the West’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Its best bet is to inject realism into its foreign policy, stop threatening with military power, and offer help without demanding recognition.

21 Apr 2021 - 1:51AM
Opinion | Coronavirus and trade war pushing China to focus on fixing economy rather than leading world order

The combination of Covid-19 and the trade war is pushing China’s leaders to focus on the domestic economy rather than filling the void left by a retreating United States. Stabilising rising unemployment and eradicating absolute poverty appear to be the government’s top priorities.

The combination of Covid-19 and the trade war is pushing China’s leaders to focus on the domestic economy rather than filling the void left by a retreating United States. Stabilising rising unemployment and eradicating absolute poverty appear to be the government’s top priorities.

8 Jun 2020 - 9:05AM
Opinion | For China’s coronavirus diplomacy to succeed, Beijing must dial up generosity and downplay ideology

The Chinese government must let medical experts take centre stage and resist the urge to push a narrative which extols the virtues of the individual leader and praises draconian measures.

The Chinese government must let medical experts take centre stage and resist the urge to push a narrative which extols the virtues of the individual leader and praises draconian measures.

16 Apr 2020 - 12:34PM
The View | Xi Jinping can dramatically reform China’s economy or maintain high growth – but he can’t do both

Xi’s recent statements on sweeping reforms with ‘top-level design’ from the party indicate an indecisive economic approach China can’t afford now.

Xi’s recent statements on sweeping reforms with ‘top-level design’ from the party indicate an indecisive economic approach China can’t afford now.

31 Dec 2018 - 10:40PM
How Trump can bring China and the European Union closer, if they can be pragmatic about their wish lists

The EU must overcome its Sinophobia while China must approach investments in Europe with less Sinocentrism if the two parties are to work together.

The EU must overcome its Sinophobia while China must approach investments in Europe with less Sinocentrism if the two parties are to work together.

5 Jul 2018 - 7:51PM
Don’t let politics get in the way of a Sino-British economic partnership

Both sides have good reasons to want closer engagement in trade and investment, even though they remain poles apart politically. British Prime Minister Theresa May should grasp the opportunities on her visit to China this month.

Both sides have good reasons to want closer engagement in trade and investment, even though they remain poles apart politically. British Prime Minister Theresa May should grasp the opportunities on her visit to China this month.

22 Jan 2018 - 10:56PM