Victor Gao

Chinese scholar

Victor Zhikai Gao (born 1962) (Simplified Chinese: 高志凯; Pinyin: Gāo Zhìkǎi) is a Chinese international relations expert and translator. He is a Director of the China National Association of International Studies. He is best known for his position as the late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping's translator and currently an international expert on Chinese issues. Gao is the vice president of the Center for China and Globalization.

Victor Gao


  • We need to guard against the danger of overplay of this campaign of common prosperity. I personally do not want to see a situation where, for example, the pursuit of common prosperity will hurt innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, because that is exactly what China needs now as well as in the years to come.
  • Ironically, there is only one logical conclusion amidst all the geopolitical confusion created by Washington's maximum confrontation against Beijing: rather than "Destined to War," China and America are actually destined to peace, and the inevitable peace is the true and real mega-trend between China and America.
  • Everyone with decency of mind and conscience can see the physical transformation of China. The spiritual transformation of China, however, is more difficult to see and understand. From the Chinese perspective, pragmatism, realism, constant reform and innovation, no complacency, no self-indulgence, a sense of urgency and a sense of crisis, perseverance and never giving-up -- all these are important qualities driving the Chinese nation forward over the past 40 years.
  • Lifting hundreds of millions of Chinese people out of poverty has been a gigantic epic movement in human history. Through a dazzling flurry of political and economic reforms and audacious opening to the outside world, hundreds of millions of people in China shook off the shackles of poverty.

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