East Asia


Part of the East Asia program, the Stimson Center’s China program examines the political, security, and economic challenges that face the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan. Additionally, the China program assesses cross-Strait relations and the United States' impact and role, as well as China’s relations with the neighboring region and developing countries.


Research and Analysis

February 17, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

At the beginning of the Trump administration, the situation on the Korean peninsula is highly uncertain and potentially volatile.

February 3, 2017 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

As Tsai Ing-wen continued to struggle with implementation of her ambitious reform programs—losing public support in the process—Beijing maintained pressure to accept the “1992 Consensus” or some other expression of “one China.” Everything became substantially more complicated with Tsai’s congratu

February 1, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

China rings in the Year of the Rooster with a big Spring Festival Celebration.

December 19, 2016 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

Important, even vital, American national interests as well as global peace and stability are at stake in how – indeed, whether – President-elect Donald Trump understands the underlying principles of the United States’ long-standing “one-China” policy and the mutual commitments involved in the nor

November 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

More than five years have passed since the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost. Millions have been forced to leave their homes and become refugees. While the U.S.
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