Zha Daojiong

Zha Daojiong

Zha Daojiong is a professor at the School of International Studies, Peking University. His areas of expertise include the politics of China’s international economic relations, particularly the fields of energy and natural resources, development aid and the economics-political nexus in the Asia-Pacific region.

Latest from Zha Daojiong

Opinion | After all the talk of US-China decoupling, why ‘recoupling’ makes perfect sense now

‘Recoupling’ can be particularly useful if it means leaving global pharmaceutical chains untouched, setting a minimum threshold on national security reviews of the tech trade or advancing the bilateral investment treaty.

‘Recoupling’ can be particularly useful if it means leaving global pharmaceutical chains untouched, setting a minimum threshold on national security reviews of the tech trade or advancing the bilateral investment treaty.

26 Oct 2021 - 6:45AM
Opinion | Amid tensions over Covid-19 origins, China and the world need to cooperate more on biosafety

Chinese scientists fear the space is narrowing to pursue normal collaboration on biosafety both in China and outside. Chinese access to scientific knowledge, research materials and lab equipment with both civilian and military applications is becoming more restricted.

Chinese scientists fear the space is narrowing to pursue normal collaboration on biosafety both in China and outside. Chinese access to scientific knowledge, research materials and lab equipment with both civilian and military applications is becoming more restricted.

14 Sep 2021 - 4:32AM
Opinion | China should treat coronavirus vaccine data transparency as a matter of science, rather than politics

As Chinese vaccine makers align with best global practices, China’s reputation will be bolstered by the data quality and transparency. China should also work with other countries to establish commonly accepted rules for international travel by fully vaccinated individuals

As Chinese vaccine makers align with best global practices, China’s reputation will be bolstered by the data quality and transparency. China should also work with other countries to establish commonly accepted rules for international travel by fully vaccinated individuals

15 Jul 2021 - 2:10AM
Opinion | WHO’s Sinopharm approval opens the door to distributing Chinese vaccines abroad

China should work with the WHO and other international entities to make Covax and similar schemes a success. Being active in multilateral channels can help overcome geopolitical hurdles and ensure access to more foreign markets in the future.

China should work with the WHO and other international entities to make Covax and similar schemes a success. Being active in multilateral channels can help overcome geopolitical hurdles and ensure access to more foreign markets in the future.

13 May 2021 - 4:25AM
Opinion | Myanmar coup: China’s careful response a delicate balancing act

Working with and through Asean is a step in the right direction as Beijing navigates the sensitivity around its investments in Myanmar while respecting Myanmar’s autonomy.

Working with and through Asean is a step in the right direction as Beijing navigates the sensitivity around its investments in Myanmar while respecting Myanmar’s autonomy.

7 Apr 2021 - 1:44AM
Opinion | The real US-China coronavirus vaccine race is against time – not each other

Given the global vaccine shortage, the US and China should be looking at how to supply as many vaccines as quickly as possible, particularly to poorer nations.

Given the global vaccine shortage, the US and China should be looking at how to supply as many vaccines as quickly as possible, particularly to poorer nations.

6 Mar 2021 - 2:11AM
Opinion | How the US and China can renew the spirit of cooperation to improve world health and the WHO

Seeing China as a burden on world health rather than a contributor of solutions or dismissing the ‘Health Silk Road’ as a geopolitical ploy are not helpful. Rather, the US – and China – should view global health more as a public good.

Seeing China as a burden on world health rather than a contributor of solutions or dismissing the ‘Health Silk Road’ as a geopolitical ploy are not helpful. Rather, the US – and China – should view global health more as a public good.

26 Jan 2021 - 5:14AM
Opinion | The US and China can turn the page on age-old tech rivalry with coronavirus vaccine cooperation

Even if freeing all technology from geopolitical rivalry is impossible, the US and China can mark out the boundaries of their competition by cooperating on a Covid-19 vaccine, for the good of all humanity.

Even if freeing all technology from geopolitical rivalry is impossible, the US and China can mark out the boundaries of their competition by cooperating on a Covid-19 vaccine, for the good of all humanity.

25 Nov 2020 - 8:42PM
Opinion | Coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for the renewal of South-South cooperation, to aid economic recovery

As countries interact under the South-South cooperation framework, differences must be acknowledged even as collective standards are worked out. Global South countries must also participate in schemes that promote equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.

As countries interact under the South-South cooperation framework, differences must be acknowledged even as collective standards are worked out. Global South countries must also participate in schemes that promote equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.

23 Sep 2020 - 4:09AM
Opinion | Weaponising China’s export of medicines is wrong, immoral and should be denounced

High-profile economist Li Daokui said that Beijing could restrict drug exports to the US if the Trump administration was to cut China’s access to semiconductors.

High-profile economist Li Daokui said that Beijing could restrict drug exports to the US if the Trump administration was to cut China’s access to semiconductors.

29 Aug 2020 - 7:43PM
Opinion | For China, Asean is far more important than a mere ‘talking shop’

Economically, politically and strategically, the Southeast Asian bloc has provided China a valuable seat at the table of regional diplomacy since becoming dialogue partners in 1996 ... but they’ve had their ups and downs

Economically, politically and strategically, the Southeast Asian bloc has provided China a valuable seat at the table of regional diplomacy since becoming dialogue partners in 1996 ... but they’ve had their ups and downs

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20 May 2016 - 2:06PM
China must see past its own hype of an America in decline

Talk of the US being on the decline is back in vogue. This time, China features more prominently - if not solely - in the follow-up question: which country is going to benefit? My answer is different: it's certainly not China who will benefit.

Talk of the US being on the decline is back in vogue. This time, China features more prominently - if not solely - in the follow-up question: which country is going to benefit? My answer is different: it's certainly not China who will benefit.

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