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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.

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Research and Analysis

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.

March 21, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

The release of China’s Arctic White Paper in late January brought broad attention to China’s somewhat nascent but rapidly expanding role and interests in the Arctic region. China’s perception of the Arctic has been increasingly strategic in the past decade.

March 21, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

The Rohingya refugee crisis emanating from Myanmar’s western Rakhine state has presented an acute challenge to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government. It has also provided a unique opportunity for China to regain lost momentum in the strategically important neighboring nation.

January 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

More than four years have passed since China formally introduced the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy project, in September 2013.

January 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

CGTN's The Heat interviewed Yun Sun on December 14, 2017 on relations between China and South Korea, as President Moon Jae-in visits President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

November 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Since the North Korean nuclear issue first flared up in the early 1990s, many people have called for and expected a change in China’s North Korea policy.

November 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Under President Xi Jinping, Southeast Asia occupies a special place in China’s foreign policy. Politically, the consolidation of good relations with countries there is an essential component of China’s periphery diplomacy.

November 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

For foreign observers, Chinese foreign aid is a surprisingly difficult area to study and understand. This is not just because China does not follow the traditional OECD definition of foreign aid.

September 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

Whether the issue is internal splits within Taiwan’s two major political parties or Beijing’s view of the parties and their leaders, the predominating mood today is skepticism. Not only have Tsai Ing-wen’s poll numbers continued to drop, she also faces increasing pressure from the Mainland.

August 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

Though comparatively unnoticed in Washington policymaking circles, “Southern Asia” and the broader Indian Ocean region form one of the most competitive strategic environments in the world. This article is the first installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort),” a series organized with the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program to unpack the range of competitive dynamics in Southern Asia today.

August 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

China's policy of non-intervention has made it reluctant to vote for sanctions as a member of the United Nations Security Council. But recently, China has supported increasing economic pressure on North Korea.

August 22, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japan is unlikely to develop nuclear weapons to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability, a Japanese security specialist said last week in Taipei.

August 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

President Trump’s “fire and fury” comment has solicited an even stronger verbal retaliation from North Korea. A few hours after the president issued his warning, North Korea reacted with a threat of a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

August 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On August 8, the Washington Post reported the assessment of U.S. intelligence sources that North Korea has considerably elevated the threat posed by the regime in Pyongyang.
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