Zheng Hao

Commentator, guest professor

Zheng Hao is Phoenix Satellite Television's senior news commentator. He is also a guest professor at the Xihua University and the Sichuan Film and Television University. He was a visiting fellow of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at the Brookings Institution (Washington DC) from 2008 to 2009, where he focused on the possible cooperation of SCO-NATO after the Afghanistan War. From 1991 to 2000, Zheng served as senior correspondent for Ming Pao, Hong Kong Asia Television and chief editor of Hong Kong Commercial Daily. He has published articles on China-US relations, China’s foreign policy and cross strait affairs in numerous China, Singapore and Hong Kong newspapers and journals.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a visit to the Far East Street exhibition on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, 11 September 2018. (Sergei Bobylev/TASS Host Photo Agency via REUTERS)

Why China and Russia should join forces now

Hong Kong-based commentator Zheng Hao notes the growing pressure of possible war exerted by the US on China, and suggests that Article 9 of the 2001 Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship urging “contacts and consultations” might be a useful way to prevent war.
An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launches during flight operations aboard the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea, 17 July 2020. (US Navy/Handout via REUTERS)

Could China-US tensions in the South China Sea escalate into a hot war?

There is no doubt that tensions have risen in the South China Sea between China and the US. With deteriorating relations between the two countries and stakes high, especially for the US in an election year, how likely is it that there will be armed conflict in the South China Sea?
Protesters burn China-made goods at a demonstration requesting consumers to boycott Chinese goods organised by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) at Karol Bagh market in New Delhi, India, on 22 June 2020. (T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Could fallout from China-India standoff hurt China's global ambitions?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deleted his account on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo as tensions between India and China continue to simmer over a border conflict. While the skirmish could be seen as the latest chapter in a long-running bilateral tussle, political commentator Zheng Hao suggests that the fallout from China-India conflict is enmeshed in a web of implications in the multilateral arena of global relations and cooperation. He examines the issue and concludes that the damage to China will be greater in this case.