Ye Quoted Discussing China’s Extensive International Partnership Network

Min Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed for a Newsweek article exploring China’s wide network of global partnerships. 

For the article, titled “With World’s Eyes on Beijing, Here’s How China Ranks Relations Across Globe,” Newsweek saught to analyze “China’s extensive network of partnerships with countries from around the world and the system with which the People’s Republic ranks them.” Regarding Russia, which sits at the top of China’s diplomatic network, Ye states that China does not have a formal alliance with the country; however, “the two coordinate and support each other’s core interests and foreign agendas in security, military, political, and economic arenas.” This appears to be a common trend in Chinese coalition building, as it only has one formalized alliance while the rest are uniquely categorized into different categories of “strategic partnerships.” Ye claims that these partnerships have long played to China’s advantage while also strengthening its position as a leader on the world stage.

The full article can be read on Newsweek‘s website.

Min Ye is the author of Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and The Making of Northeast Asia (with Kent Calder, Stanford University Press, 2010). Her most recent book, titled The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 (Cambridge University Press 2020), explores the motivations and strategies behind China’s global economic expansion and considers the implications of the country’s status as a global power on both China and the world. Read more about Ye on her faculty profile