International Students in Professor Ni Shixiong’s Lecture on Sino-US relations



    On the afternoon of March 14, 2019, Professor Ni Shixiong, a famous international relations scholar, was invited to the Institute of Chinese Studies to make a special report on Sino-US relations. This is the thirty-fifth of the series of lectures on Chinese studies. More than 50 students from Chinese Studies Masters and Ph.D programs (Arab Countries) and other majors attended the lecture.




Professor Ni Shixiong pointed out that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, also the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up. At this historical juncture, we need to keep up with the times and re-examine Sino-US relations. Later, he introduced several important stages in the development of Sino-US relations. From the contacts before the formal establishment of diplomatic relations, to the relations after diplomacy and the subsequent joint communiques, and then to the new-type relations between China and the United States, Sino-US relations have been forging ahead for 40 years. At the same time, he analyzed the necessity of re-examining Sino-US relations: First, Sino-US relations and China's development are both at a historical turning point. The balance of power between the two countries has undergone important changes. Therefore, the relationship between the two countries needs to be adjusted accordingly; Second, the relationship between the two countries is facing many practical challenges. The choice about choosing cooperation to achieve a win-win situation or choosing confrontation, related not only to the relations between the two countries, but also to the stability of the international community; Third, the relationship between the two countries must achieve a long-term development, avoid confrontation and achieve a win-win cooperation.



      The audience actively asked questions, and Professor Ni responded based on his own experience in Sino-US relations research and academic exchanges. During the lecture, Professor Ni also shared the latest research report on Sino-US relations and expressed his views on important issues in Sino-US relations such as the Taiwan issue and trade issues.



Professor Ni Shixiong graduated from Fudan University in 1964. He is currently the director of Shanghai Shixiong International Relations Research Center. He was the dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University, the director of the American Studies Center of Fudan University, and the Vice President of the Chinese American Society, Honorary Chairman of the Political Research Association. His main research interests include: international relations theory, US foreign strategy and policy, and Sino-US relations.