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WANG Dong: China Keeps Contributing to Multilateralism

June 22 , 2021 01:25 PM by WANG Dong

By WANG DONG

Executive Director of the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, PKU

Vice President of Office of Humanities and Social Sciences, PKU

Professor at the School of International Studies, PKU


On June 22, 2021, People, Planet & Prosperity T20 Global Policy Forum, co-hosted by Italian Institute for International Political Studies, ISPI andThink Tanks and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) of University of Pennsylvaniawas successfully held online. More than 20 renowned scholars, experts in related fields, serving and former dignitaries from G20 countries participated as guests and engaged in discussions and dialogues.

The Forum featured two sub-forums, one on“Global Policy Recommendations: Health, Multilateralism and Migration”and the other on“Global Policy Recommendations: Climate, Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure”.

Wang Dong, Deputy Director of Office of Humanities and Social Science, Peking University, professor at the School of International Studies, Peking University and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University,was invited to attend the first sub-forum and delivered a speech themed “Multilateralism”. He dissected the connotations of multilateralism from the perspective of China. He emphasized that one of the objectives of China's multilateral diplomacy is to maintain the existing international rules and international order centered on the UN Charter and international laws, to promote reform of the international system and global governance and increase the voice of emerging economies and developing countries.

As one of the important peripheral meetings of the G20 Summit, T20 is an important platform for representatives from global think tanks to contribute their wisdom and ideas to the G20. The forum provides an important opportunity for national think tanks, NGOs and other institutions to strengthen communication and provide solutions to crisis, promote constructive cooperation to bring a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient development path for the world.