He Baogang

He Baogang

Professor, Deakin University

He Baogang is the Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in International Relations at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Education, Deakin University. He is also a fellow at the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His area of expertise is in Chinese politics, in particular the deliberative politics in China as well as in Asian politics covering Asian regionalism, Asian federalism and Asian multiculturalism. He has also made academic contributions to international relations studies in the areas of domestic politics of international relations, Australia-China relations and regionalism studies. He has written several books and journal articles in English and Chinese. His work has been published in leading journals including Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Political Theory, Political Studies and Perspectives on Politics.

Protesters hold signs with an image of Aung San Suu Kyi as they take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on 22 February 2021. (Sai Aung Main/AFP)

A rising China needs to demonstrate moral courage on Myanmar issue

Thinking along the lines of moral realism, a concept espoused by Professor Yan Xuetong, dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University, China can enhance its international esteem by establishing its moral and strategic credibility on the Myanmar issue, says Professor He Baogang.