Yuan Hang

Yuan Hang

Associate Professor, Sichuan University

Yuan Hang is an associate professor at Sichuan University's School of International Studies and deputy director of Sichuan University-University of Warsaw Joint Center for International Relations Research. He is also a research associate at the Center for EU Studies, Ghent University, Belgium. He has published various academic works, articles and reviews in English and Chinese on the EU-China relations, EU politics, China’s foreign policy, international order as well as global governance since 2012.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with Chinese special envoy for Eurasian affairs Li Hui in Moscow, Russia, 26 May 2023. (Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via Reuters)

Peacemaker role in Russia-Ukraine war could be a historic milestone for China

China’s special envoy for Eurasian affairs Li Hui's trip to Europe and Russia to discuss the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis could be a historic milestone for China, says academic Yuan Hang. The country has far played a marginal role in the shaping of European security affairs in the past century, but this could all change if recent approaches are sustained.