Zhang Jingwei

Research Fellow, Charhar Institute; Visiting Fellow, Renmin University of China

Zhang Jingwei is a columnist with expertise in international relations and macro-economy. He is an adjunct senior fellow at the Charhar Institute, Research Fellow of the Charhar Institute, and Member of the National Business Daily Think Tank. He was also a radio reporter. His comment covers a wide range of fields, especially international relations. He has about a thousand comments and hundreds of financial reviews published on a variety of media outlets. He was awarded Top 10 most appealing Blogger and Special thanks Blogger of Phoenix Net.

Emperor Naruhito (left) and Empress Masako (right) attend the enthronement ceremony where the emperor officially proclaims his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019. (Kazuhiro Nogi/POOL/AFP)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: US, China and Japan

October 22 marked the enthronement ceremony of Japan's new Emperor, Emperor Naruhito. China sent a full state-level representative, Vice President Wang Qishan, while the US sent a ministerial level dignitary, ethnic Chinese minister Elaine Chao to attend the ceremony. This unusual arrangement did not escape the scrutiny of analysts. Beijing researcher Zhang Jingwei cites the Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and opines that global dynamics is undoubtedly shifting.