Ye Quoted on China’s New Global Security Initiative

Min Ye, Pardee School Associate Professor of International Relations, was quoted in Politico‘s China Watcher newsletter on China’s newly unveiled Global Security Initiative.

This edition of “China Watcher” explored a number of topics, including China’s security pact with Solomon Islands, United States government-funded press in Asia, and much more. Ye specifically commented on a new Global Security Initiative to promote security for all in the world, which was announced on April 21, 2022, by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The initiative makes no mention of the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, a point Ye says is reflective of China’s security reformation in an every changing global order.

Her remarks:

Countries sympathetic to Ukraine will regard China’s new security initiative as preposterous, those who side with Russia already share similar positions as China, and many middle countries will find China’s security position unsatisfactory and untenable…However, Chinese strategic circles are engaged in debates and discussions on security rethinking and adaptation to the new environment. Thus, the new security initiative is likely to stifle such debates and limit the scope of disagreements in China.

The full newsletter can be read on Politico‘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 Professor Ye on her faculty profile