Jin Jian Guo

Jin Jian Guo

Political commentator

Jin Jian Guo is a political commentator living in Shanghai.

This photo shows an aerial view of shipping containers stacked at the Lianyungang Port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China, on 26 March 2024. (AFP)

'World’s factory' status threatened as supply chain shifts away from China

Even as China seeks to maintain its position as the “world’s factory”, globalisation means that companies are seeking to diversify their operations, and are shifting away from China in favour of alternatives. Commentator Jin Jian Guo delves into this trend.
People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on 6 March 2024 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/AFP)

US economy continues to lead the world

Not only did the US manage to stave off a decline in 2023, it even achieved an annual GDP growth of 2.5%, with its stock market soaring to an all-time high. Commentator Jin Jian Guo notes that the history of the development of the US economy proves how crucial the entrepreneurial spirit is for an economy, helping the US keep its spot as the leading economy in the world.
Argentina's President Javier Milei leaves surrounded by media after delivering a speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos on 17 January 2024. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)

President Milei: Argentina is proof that collectivism does not work

In his recent speech at the World Economic Forum, Argentina’s President Javier Milei pointed out that collectivist experiments are never the solution to the problems afflicting the citizens of the world, but are, on the contrary, the cause. Commentator Jin Jian Guo takes a closer look at Milei’s criticisms and assertions.
A supporter of Republican presidential candidate and former US President Donald Trump holds a sign outside Forrest Fire BBQ restaurant ahead of a campaign event of Republican presidential candidate and former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in Hilton Head, South Carolina, US, on 1 February 2024. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

China does not want Donald Trump to come back

Commentator Jin Jian Guo notes that among those running to be the next US president, former President Donald Trump is China’s least favoured to enter the White House, as he is likely to bring back the harsh measures he imposed against China during his previous term.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger listens while he is introduced at a ceremony honouring his diplomatic career on 9 May 2016 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

Why China ignores the dark side of Kissinger’s diplomacy

While lauded as a great diplomat, Henry Kissinger’s contributions were marked with controversies, notably in relation to Cambodia, Bangladesh and Chile. Commentator Jin Jianguo looks back at Kissinger's legacy from the prism of historical violence and injustice, and opines on why China's leadership portrays him as a "friend".
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Leaders Retreat during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco, California, US, on 17 November 2023. (Loren Elliott/Reuters)

APEC: No longer an 'economic cooperation' forum

Commentator Jin Jian Guo notes that the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum was of less interest than the sideline meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden. 'Open regionalism', previously synonymous with APEC, seems a thing of the past.
People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on 2 August 2023 in New York City, US. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

The chaos of America is what makes it great

Political infighting within and between parties, a ballooning federal debt and a widening income gap; these are just some of the multitude of challenges that the US is dealing with now. However, commentator Jin Jian Guo says that even amid the chaos, the US environment that supports innovation and diverse values is what helps it thrive globally.
People walk past the Drum Tower in Beijing, China, 5 March 2023. (Tingshu Wang/Reuters)

Chinese commentator: China’s nationalistic frenzy stems from an inferiority complex

Chinese netizens were riled into a nationalistic frenzy when free ice-cream was allegedly given to a foreigner but not a Chinese person at the Shanghai Auto Show. How could such a small incident ruffle so many feathers? Commentator Jin Jian Guo explains.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets students at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou on 7 April 2023. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)

Chinese commentator: Macron wants to be different, but does he understand China and the world?

French President Emmanuel Macron has integrated de Gaulle’s anti-US sentiments and Mao’s spirit of daring to fight against a major power into his comments during his recent China trip, says Chinese commentator Jin Jian Guo. However, a deeper analysis shows that Macron does not truly understand these various actors on the global stage, including China.