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

October 5, 2018 | EXPERT: Logan Pauley

Recent developments concerning Pakistani involvement in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) highlight the growing unease many Pakistanis have with the project’s potential effects on their economy.

October 3, 2018 | EXPERT: Logan Pauley

In recent weeks China has offered indications of a future role in Syria, comprising not only infrastructure investment and trade as the conflict appears to wind down, but also a novel desire to increase cooperation on the counter-terrorism front.

October 1, 2018

In August, the Arctic’s oldest and thickest

September 14, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Q: What are the political, economic and budgetary factors that led Mahathir to halt government contracts on three major China-linked infrastructure projects?

September 5, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Sino-DPRK relations have undergone major changes since the beginning of 2018. Not only did North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visit China in March for the first time since taking power, he visited two more times in a short period of three months.

September 4, 2018 | EXPERT: Logan Pauley

On the heels of recent resumption of vehemently negative press surrounding Confucius Institutes (CIs), non-profit educational programs affiliated with the People’s Republic of China, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act earlier this month, which includes a provision that

August 20, 2018 | EXPERT: Logan Pauley

On August 1, Al-Watan, a pro-Assad regime newspaper, ran a story that described a dialogue held with Chinese Ambassador to Syria Qi Qianjin and China’s military attaché, Wong Roy Chang.

August 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Logan Pauley

For 60 years, successive Chinese governments have stood doggedly by an official policy of “nonintervention” in the internal affairs of other states.

April 26, 2018

By Monish Tourangbam

April 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

By Pamela Kennedy

April 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

On April 12, 2018, Senior Fellow Yun Sun gave testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), outlining China's contingency plans on North Korea, its desired endgame, and the role great power competition between the U.S.

April 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Logan Pauley

By Logan Pauley

April 3, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

The visit by the mysterious North Korean visitor on Monday raises wide speculation about what China and North Korea are jointly planning ahead of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s summits with South Korean President Moon in April and with US President Trump in May.

April 3, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

More than six years after his ascension to power, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid his first visit to China on March 25 to meet with President Xi Jinping.

March 21, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

On Sunday, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party formally introduced the proposal to revise the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China.
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