Shi Zhiqin

Resident Scholar
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
An expert on European issues, Shi Zhiqin runs a program on China-EU Relations at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.


Ph.D., Peking University

M.A., C.C.P. Central Party School

B.A., Henan Normal University


Chinese; English

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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.

  • November 21, 2014 Beijing 中文
    China-Africa Economic Cooperation in a Global Context

    As interactions between China and African countries grow, observers see potential for the cooperative relationship to revitalize Africa and promote much-needed economic development.

  • October 28, 2014 Beijing 中文
    U.S. Perceptions of a Changing Chinese Foreign Policy

    It remains to be seen how China can continue to abide by its traditional foreign policy principles of non-intervention and non-interference as it adopts a more active diplomatic strategy.

  • October 23, 2014
    Building a China-EU Partnership for Reform

    While China-EU cooperation has been fruitful and potential avenues for further collaboration exist, substantive progress will depend on the artful management of competing priorities.

  • May 28, 2014 Beijing 中文
    Sino-EU Relations Post-EU Parliamentary Elections

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent tour of Europe underscored the strengthening of China-EU economic ties over the last few years. However, changes in the EU’s internal political sphere may affect the current state of China-EU relations.

  • April 9, 2013 Beijing
    NATO and China: Perceptions and Prospective Partnerships

    As the world’s focus shifts towards East Asia, multilateral institutions like NATO are seeking to increase their involvement and cooperation with China.

  • November 22, 2012 Beijing
    Sino-EU Relations: EU Sanctions Policy

    Sanctions have been one of the EU’s primary foreign policy tools in dealing with countries like Iran, North Korea, and Myanmar. It is not a policy tool that China supports.

  • October 25, 2012 Beijing
    Germany’s Dilemma and the Future of European Integration

    Germany’s actions to resolve the eurozone crisis will significantly impact the future of the region’s monetary union as well as trade relations with China, the EU's largest trading partner.

  • May 14, 2012 Beijing
    French Elections: Impact on EU and Sino-French Relations

    With François Hollande's recent election as president of France, the ideological change in leadership comes at a critical time for both France and the EU, and will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the EU and its relations with China.

  • December 17, 2011
    A New Era for Chinese Diplomacy

    The changing international environment shapes and influences Chinese diplomatic practices.

  • March 3, 2011 Beijing 中文
    The Second Chinese Scholars-NATO Dialogue Series

    As China continues its rise onto the international scene as both an economic and military power, it is imperative that communication with established multilateral security alliances such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) remain a priority in order to alleviate suspicions and avoid misinterpretations.


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