An expert on European issues, Shi Zhiqin runs a program on China-EU Relations at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
Shi Zhiqin is a resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China-EU Relations program and the China-NATO dialogue series. Shi is also professor and chancellor of the School of Social Sciences and dean of the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University.
Shi’s research interests focuses primarily on comparative politics and international relations, especially concerning European issues and China-EU relations. He has published extensively in this area.
Shi has served as a visiting scholar at institutions in France, Canada, and the United States. He conducted research and worked as a visiting scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000, and la Maison de l’Homme, in Paris, France in 2005. He was also a member of the Chinese delegation observing parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan in 2005.
Shi is the author of three studies on globalization and political transformation and has published in International Forum, Quarterly Journal of International Politics, Journal of Europe, Theoretical Development Abroad, Journal of Beijing Administrative Institute, and Journal of Tsinghua University.
Amid the threats of an inward-looking United States and rising European populism, cooperation between the EU and China is more necessary than ever.
As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Brussels, it is important for both China and the EU to take the responsibility that their size demands for resolving global issues.
A recent Chinese survey suggests that a genuine EU-China partnership will require the EU to develop an independent foreign policy that does not pander to U.S. interests.