Zhai Kun

Zhai Kun

Zhai Kun is a professor at the Peking University-Tencent Belt and Road Big Data Innovation Lab.

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Opinion | Asia-Pacific must buck global trend towards increased security and focus on economic cooperation and development

Great power conflict and global economic uncertainty are driving a shift from cooperation to defence in the Asia-Pacific, holding back the region’s development. Rather than focusing on competition, major powers like the US must look for common ground in their regional aims, while giving smaller players greater autonomy.

Great power conflict and global economic uncertainty are driving a shift from cooperation to defence in the Asia-Pacific, holding back the region’s development. Rather than focusing on competition, major powers like the US must look for common ground in their regional aims, while giving smaller players greater autonomy.

29 Mar 2022 - 9:15AM
Opinion | As Biden seeks to contain China’s regional influence, Asean can offer a platform for Sino-US cooperation instead

The US seeks an Asean alliance that undermines the bloc’s partnership with China, but the fact is that Southeast Asia can benefit from both. An Asean-led strategy can promote the region’s own interests while providing ground for building mutual tolerance between the US and China.

The US seeks an Asean alliance that undermines the bloc’s partnership with China, but the fact is that Southeast Asia can benefit from both. An Asean-led strategy can promote the region’s own interests while providing ground for building mutual tolerance between the US and China.

18 Feb 2022 - 9:45AM
Opinion | How Indonesia and the rest of Asean can benefit from US-China competition

As the US seeks to erode China’s considerable influence in Southeast Asia, Indonesia – a prime target of US and Chinese diplomacy – should capitalise on the rivalry to strengthen Asean and boost cooperation on development.

As the US seeks to erode China’s considerable influence in Southeast Asia, Indonesia – a prime target of US and Chinese diplomacy – should capitalise on the rivalry to strengthen Asean and boost cooperation on development.

4 Feb 2022 - 9:15AM
Opinion | Six steps to forging stronger ties between the youth of China and Malaysia

As the two countries mark 45 years of official relations, young people have the potential to bring the nations closer, writes Zhai Kun.

As the two countries mark 45 years of official relations, young people have the potential to bring the nations closer, writes Zhai Kun.

7 Jun 2019 - 10:13PM