stars Webinar series – “Staying in Dialogue with China”
China’s Approach to a Challenging External Environment
ZHU Feng, Dean and Professor, School of International Studies, Nanjing University; Non-Resident Researcher, Institute of International Studies, Nanjing
30 June 2022, 9.00-9.45 CET

In our third conversation of this series, stars Switzerland Alumni Chapter President Markus HERRMANN, Managing Director at China Macro Group (CMG), will be talking to ZHU Feng, Dean and Professor at Nanjing University’s School of International Studies and Non-resident Researcher at the Institute of International Studies in Nanjing. The times are gone when the world invited China into its markets and international organizations with open arms. Discontent with China’s recent economic and political developments at home and an assertive foreign policy posture has been on the rise, and recent years have seen more pushback to Beijing’s global and regional ambitions, often under the leadership of Washington. How does Beijing read these developments? And how will China’s policymakers likely balance their at times conflicting interest and ensure a conducive external environment – still considered a key ingredient for continued development?

Kindly note: All webinars of this series are held under Chatham House Rules and will not be recorded.

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About the speaker:
Prof. Dr. ZHU Feng is an expert in East Asian regional security matters, the DPRK nuclear question as well as in Sino-US military and diplomatic relations and has written extensively on these topics. He did his undergraduate studies at the Department of International Politics at Peking University in 1981 and received his Ph.D. from the same university in 1991. Today, ZHU consults independently for the Chinese government and the private sector and comments frequently on Chinese foreign affairs and security policy. His books include ‘China’s Ascent: Power, Security and the Future of International Politics’ (co-edited with Prof. Robert Ross, 2008) or ‘America, China and the Struggle for World Order’ (co-edited with Prof. G. John Ikenbery and Prof. Wang Jisi, 2015).