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

May 24, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Earlier this month, the Pentagon endorsed a plan to invest 7.5 billion USD to strengthen U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific region over the next five years.

May 23, 2017 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

There have been no dramatic developments in cross-Strait relations of late. Instead, Beijing continues its steady pressure on the Taiwan authorities while courting private interests.

May 1, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

The conventional wisdom on U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s China policy is that his preferred transactional approach, aimed at making deals with China, will not work.

May 1, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

On February 18, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced the suspension of coal imports for the remainder of this year.

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
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