[四川国际传播中心] 他在加拿大这场辩论上,反驳“中国威胁论”

四川国际传播中心 | 2022年5月7日




人物名片 /Profile


Dr. Henry Huiyao WANG,

the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG);

Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation under the Ministry of Commerce;

Vice Chairman of China Talent Research Society under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security;

a Director of Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, both organizations under the supervision of Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

Vice Chairman of China Public Relations Association;

Professor and Dean of the Institute of Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.


Retorted “China threat”in Debate, Canada







“他们眼中的中国, 不是当下的中国”

“What they believed is not the real situation happening in China.”


As the old Chinese saying goes, outside the sky there’s always another sky. To explore the broader world has been Wang’s childhood dream.


Wang Huiyao was born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1958. It was his first time to access to a new language when his mother bought him a thick Chinese-English dictionary in primary school, which deeply impressed him. And he was given many great opportunities to travel around the country for a broader horizon due to his parents’ business trips.


In 1972, Nixon went to China to set the seal on a new relationship. “It is the week that changes the world!” Wang turned up the radio in excitement. It was that time when he began to learn English systematically just for an opportunity to see a bigger world.


He went to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in 1977, and served as an official with the then Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now Ministry of Commerce) focused on China’s outbound investment in Beijing after graduation. Two years later, Dr. Wang started to pursue advanced degrees and earn an MBA at University of Windsor, when studying abroad is quite rare at that time. He completed the application process only by limited access to overseas universities information in the capital library of China. “I haven’t forgotten that I want to see the outside world.” Dr. Wang said.


As one of the few Chinese students at the time, Wang Huiyao was puzzled by many ludicrous questions, such as “Does China have planes?” and so on.


“What they believed is not the real situation happening in China.” All these experiences made Dr. Wang realize that China needs more international exchanges and more opportunities to make China’s voice heard.


He founded Center for China and Globalization (CCG), China’s leading global non-governmental think tank granted the official special consultative status by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization, in 2008. After over a decade of development, CCG has grown into a significant think tank with global impact that promotes China’s globalization process with more than ten branches and overseas representatives and over 100 full-time researchers and staff engaged in research on globalization, global governance, international economy and trade, international relations and global migration.


Enable World to Understand China


“China has actually committed to the Paris Agreement, US has backed off, China didn’t avoid its responsibilities and duties….” the moment Wang Huiyao had spoken, the audience broke into loud applause.


Back to Munk Debate, during the three-hour stimulating debate, Wang Huiyao and his partner, on behalf of the con side, boosted China’s approval rating by two percentage points, and won the debate.


“What we are saying is true of we talk about facts.” Wang said. While studying abroad, he often interacted with students and teachers from all over the world, and gradually understood China’s choices as he learned more about the national conditions of other countries. When he was younger, he took China’s huge population as a burden, but gradually knew the fact that China has become the world’s largest manufacturing center, the world’s largest export country and is expected to become the world’s innovation center due to the demographic dividend.


After comprehending the national conditions of various countries, Wang aimed to tell Chinese stories to the world, so as to enable the world to understand China. He believed that it is of great significance to highlight China’s growth and the contributions in dealing with current world problems, as well as the efforts to globalization.


Last year, Center for China and Globalization launched a book, Tell Chinese Stories to the World, and held a roundtable discussion on the theme of “New Narratives about China”, which invited experts and scholars from Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China and other universities, as well as Center for China and Globalization to discuss the topics, such as “How to enhance China’s voice in the internationalized context” and “How to express China’s voice.”


“We should invite more foreigners to China for traveling and studying, and organize more international conferences, seminars, as well as publish more English books.” As a native of Sichuan, Wang Huiyao returns to Chengdu with his family every year, visit Du fu thatched and Wuhou Shrine. He believes that more efforts should be spent to create an international experience event, international exchange event IP, so as to display the brand-new beautiful image of Sichuan, based on its profound historical and cultural heritage, rich natural resources and pleasant living environment.