Heine Comments on Chinese Foreign Policy and Global Impact

In an appearance on CGTN America‘s “The Heat,” Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, discusses Chinese foreign policy and international engagement. 

On the program, Heine joined a panel of experts featuring Henry Wang, Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization; Zoon Ahmed Khan, Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization; and Anton Fedyashin, History Professor at American University. The experts broke down the remarks by Chinese Foreign Minister, Qin Gang, who during a recent press conference noted that “China will always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of the international order.”

In his comments, Heine discussed how these remarks were received in the Global South and how China’s foreign policy may impact global economics. Amidst heightened geopolitical tensions, Heine notes that Latin American countries are still tackling serious economic issues worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and China’s promise of increased global engagement and development is promising for them.

The full program can be viewed below.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007), and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile.