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.

  • Article December 8, 2014 中文
    Taking Stock of the Scottish Referendum on Independence

    Although it did not pass, the Scottish referendum on independence will have repercussions for the United Kingdom, the European Union, and perhaps even further afield.

  • Article July 22, 2014 中文
    The EU’s Ukraine Test

    The Ukraine crisis is not only a test for the EU and Germany but also a significant opportunity for China to usher in a new relationship among large powers.

  • Article July 16, 2014 中文
    Could the EU’s Political Earthquake Affect Sino-EU Relations?

    After the 2014 EU parliamentary elections, the sovereign debt crisis touched European bureaucrats and gained potential to reshape the direction of European politics and EU-China trade relations.

  • Xi
    Strategic Europe March 31, 2014
    Mr. Xi Goes to Brussels

    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.

  • Article March 28, 2014 中文
    China and Europe: Deepening the Comprehensive Partnership

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming Brussels visit signals a concerted Chinese effort to support the role of the EU as a major global actor in international affairs.

  • Article June 18, 2013 中文
    Is the U.S.-EU Trade Pact a Way to Balance China?

    It is high time for China, the EU, and the United States to promote deeper and broader economic integration without constructing trade subagreements.

  • China; EU
    Strategic Europe April 9, 2013 中文
    China and Europe: Partners or Competitors?

    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.

  • Q&A October 15, 2012 中文
    Understanding China-EU Relations

    Although European and Chinese leaders are conscious of the huge benefits of better cooperation, they have yet to find an effective way to work together.

  • 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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