This week on Ginger River Radio, Jiang Jiang (JJ) welcomes 王义桅 Wang Yiwei, who is Jean Monnet Chair professor, Director of the Institute of International Affairs, and Director of the Center for EU Studies at Renmin University of China. With his academic interests spanning diverse realms, including Belt & Road studies, European integration, public diplomacy, Chinese foreign policy, and EU-China relations, Professor Wang is a trailblazer in his field. Notably, he has been a pioneer in advancing global commons theory, critiquing Western international relations theory. As one of China's earliest scholars in the domain of public diplomacy, he has consistently fostered academic connections between China and Europe.
Thanks for this great podcast and sharing. It's opened my eyes to alot of details that were overlooked before and fleshed out quite a bit of nuance, such as China's further development, which I liked. What I would I have liked more would be if we could hear more critique of the BRI such as areas of improvement, or areas that weren't as successful as hoped. I hear and read alot of unfair criticism that it would be welcomed to hear real constructive criticism from someone as well qualified as Prof. Wang. I would trust his judgment and his criticisms alot more. Additionally, kudos to highlighting the cultural aspects of the BRI. The ultimate pleasure in the project is the sharing of intangible gifts such as this and our attempts to make the world a smaller place. Thank you again for the wonderful piece.