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China and the World in a Changing Context

Perspectives from Ambassadors to China

  • Presents China and the changing globalized world from the perspective of ambassadors to China

  • Covers key topics of development including economic growth, foreign policy, and SDG-related areas

  • Offers readers a rich spectrum of perspectives and provokes further thought and conversation

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: China and Globalization (CG)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Mutually Beneficial Relations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Bilateral Relations Between Georgia and China

      • Archil Kalandia
      Pages 13-24Open Access
    3. China–Africa Cooperation: A Model for South–South Cooperation

      • Teshome Toga Chanaka
      Pages 33-42Open Access
    4. Perspectives on Spain–China Relations

      • Rafael Dezcallar de Mazarredo
      Pages 43-53Open Access
    5. Prospects for China–Africa Cooperation

      • Rahamtalla M. Osman Elnor
      Pages 55-58Open Access
    6. China and Ireland Economic and Finance Cooperation

      • Ann Derwin
      Pages 63-71Open Access
  3. Facing Global Challenges Together

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-73
    2. The Blue Marble: An Essay on the Commonality of Human Experience

      • Alenka Suhadolnik
      Pages 75-81Open Access
    3. Toward Building New Sino–Dutch Green Partnerships

      • Wim Geerts
      Pages 83-90Open Access
    4. Challenges and Opportunities for Colombia and China

      • Luis Diego Monsalve
      Pages 99-107Open Access
    5. The Fight Against Poverty in Algeria and China

      • Ahcène Boukhelfa
      Pages 109-115Open Access
    6. New Zealand: A Trade-Led Economic Recovery

      • Clare Fearnley
      Pages 117-123Open Access
    7. The Challenges of Diplomacy in a Changing International Order

      • José Augusto Duarte
      Pages 135-141Open Access
  4. Creating a Common Future

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND license.

Ambassadors are a kind of vehicle and bellwether for globalization. These diplomatic envoys serve as pivotal contact points between nations across a wide range of fields, from economics and culture to health and the environment. The special group of ambassadors in this book – those based in Beijing – are at the forefront of what for many countries is one of their most important bilateral relationships, as well one of the most striking and consequential aspects of global affairs in the 21st century: the rise of China on the world stage.

This book aims to present an overview of China and the world from diverse angles. It brings together essays by ambassadors to China on a range of bilateral and multilateral issues, including trade and investment, regional economic cooperation, sustainable development, technology and innovation, and entrepreneurship. Given their familiarity with China and extensive international experience, the insights of these ambassadors are useful for policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, students, and anyone trying to make sense of our rapidly changing world.


  • Trade and investment
  • Regional economic integration
  • Globalization
  • Ambassadors to China
  • Foreign relations of China
  • International cooperation
  • Technological innovation
  • Multilateralism
  • Sustainable development
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Center for China and Globalization (CCG), Beijing, China

    Huiyao Wang, Lu Miao

About the editors

Dr. Wang Huiyao is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG). He has been appointed as Counselor to China’s State Council and is a thought leader on globalization and global governance. He is also the Dean of Development Studies, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China.

Dr. Wang pursued hisPhD studies in international business and global management at University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester. He was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution. He was on the Advisory Board of International Organization of Migration (IOM) of the United Nations. In addition, Dr. Wang is a Steering Committee Member of the Paris Peace Forum launched by French President Emmanuel Macron. He is an Advisory Member of Yale University Asia Development Council and an Advisory Member of Duke-Kunshan University inChina.

Dr. Wang has published and editedover 80Chinese and Englishbooksrelatedto globalization,globalmigration,China’soutboundinvestmentandChinesediaspora. 
His latest English books include: The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: Trends and Characteristics (Springer, Singapore 2020); Handbook on China and Globalization (Edward Elgar, 2019) and China’s Domestic and International Migration Development (Springer, Singapore, 2019).

Dr. Miao Lu is the Co-founder and General Secretary for CCG, the Deputy Director General of the Alliance of Global Talent Organizations (AGTO) and the Deputy Director General of the International Writing Center of Beijing Normal University. She received her Ph.D. in contemporary Chinese studies from Beijing Normal University in 2012 and Post-doctoral Fellow of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has been a visiting scholar at New York University’s China House and the Fairbank Center at Harvard University. She received a Lien Fellow with Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. In 2020, she has been selected as Young Leader for Munich Security Conference (MSC).

Dr. Miao is a co-author of many Chinese Social Science Academy Blue Books and Chinese Social Science Foundation’s research project reports. Dr. Miao had accomplished her books which detailed described about China outbound business and global talent in Chinese edition. Her latest publications in English are Handbook on China and Globalization (Edward Elgar, 2019); China’s Domestic and International Migration Development (Springer, 2019) and The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: Trends and Characteristics(Springer, 2020).

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