Associate Research Fellows

SHEN Yamei




MainResearch Fields: American foreign policy, China-US relations

Language Fluency: English


Ms. SHEN Yamei joined the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) in 2003. She is currently an associate research fellow specialized in American foreign policy and China-US relations. Previously, she was posted in the Chinese Embassy in Israel from 2006 to 2010. From 2003 to 2006, she worked in the Department of Global Strategy at CIIS, and did several research programs on international arms control and non-proliferation issues, human rights concern in international relations as well as theory and practice of China’s contemporary foreign policy. She graduated from China Foreign Affairs University, with a MA in Law and Diplomacy (2003) and a BA in Law and Diplomacy (2000).


Research Articles:


1.“Historical Sources of U.S. Hegemony and Its Problems,” Pacific Journal,Vol.22, No. 12, 2014.

2.“On U.S. Wrestling with The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty,” Fudan American Review, Vol. 18, No.1, 2014.

3.“Japan Responding to U.S. Pivot Strategy and its Repercussions,” Contemporary World, No.11, 2013.

4.“Motivation and Space for the Adjustment of U.S. Iran Policy,” Xiandai Guoji Guanxi, No.6, 2013.

5.“Analysis on Contemporary Sea Diplomacy,” Pacific Journal, Vol.21, No.4, 2013.

6.“Israeli-Palestinian Issue in the Middle East Turmoil and Its Prospect,” West Asia and Africa, No. 4, 2012

7.“Turmoil in West Asia and North Africa and Its Strategic Implications,” China Institute of International Studies (ed.), The CIIS Bluebook on International Situation and China’s Diplomacy 2012, Beijing: World Affairs Press, March 2012.

8.“Thoughts on the‘China Image’ Depicted in Western Media,” China International Studies, No. 4, 2011.

9.“US-European Differences on Human Rights in Global Anti-Terrorism Efforts,” China International Studies, No. 3, 2005.

10.“Evolution of China’s Foreign Policy Regarding Human Rights in the 1990s,” China International Studies, No. 1, 2004

11.“Strategic Opportunity Period and the Rise and Fall of Big Powers” (co-authored), in: Xu Jian (ed.), International Environment and China's Strategic Opportunity Period, Beijing: People’s Publishing House, January 2004

Selected Commentaries:


1.“China Does Not and Will Not Threat U.S. Core Interest,” Chinese Social Sciences Today, July 18, 2014.

2.“Why the U.S. Always Capitalizes On UNCLSO,” Global Times, April 29, 2014.

3.“Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Built upon Shifting Sands,” Shishi Baogao, No.3, 2014.

4.“Messages from Wang Yi’s Visit to the U.S.,” Outlook Weekly, No. 39, 2013.

5.“Syrian Drama Challenges China’s Middle East Policy,”, September 13, 2013.

6.“The U.S. Stirs up a Hegemonic Offensive in Cyber Space,” Outlook Weekly, No. 15, 2013.

7.“New Type of Major Country Relations to Promote World Harmony,” People Daily, December 28, 2012.

8.“Why the U.S. is Focusing on China while Rebalancing toward Asia,” Outlook Weekly, No. 37, 2012.

9.“Xi Jinping’s Visit to Explore a Harmonious Future of China-U.S. Relations,”, February 17, 2012.

10.“From‘Occupy’ to‘Re-occupy’,”, January 5, 2012.

11.“Sustainability Agenda in Retrospect and in Prospect,” United Nations Department of Public Information (ed.), UN Chronicle: United Nations in a united world, Volume XLVIII, Number 4, 2011.

12.“A Global‘Green’ New Deal Still Within Reach,” Asia Society online, August 18, 2011.

13.“Evolution of China’s Image,”, August 9, 2011.

14.“China-U.S. Military Relations as Observed from Mullen’s Visit,” Chinese Social Sciences Today, July 21, 2011.

15.“China’s New Doctrine: Mental Power at Uncertain Times,” The Globalist online, November 22, 2010.