Beijing’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) have released a comprehensive plan for maritime economic development and cooperation across the globe. READ MORE

July 6, 2017 | Interview

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow only a day before North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. CCTV's "The Heat" interviewed Yun Sun about China's approach to North Korea after the escalation of tensions, the strengthening alignmen READ MORE

Following North Korea's announcement that it has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, experts weigh in on various approaches to dealing with North Korea. READ MORE

U.S. policymakers seeking an end to North Korea’s nuclear program often point to Beijing’s leverage over Pyongyang as the key to securing a binding disarmament agreement and peace on the Korean peninsula. READ MORE

China has financed and built a multi-billion dollar railway between Nairobi and Mombasa. CCTV's "The Heat" interviewed Yun Sun on the railway project and China's investment in Africa. READ MORE

Although information on the exact technical specifications of the North Korea nuclear programs remains scarce, insufficient and in-definitive, the prevailing perception is that many, if not most of these programs are located close to the Chinese border. READ MORE

May 30, 2017 | Issue Brief

Four months into his administration, the single-minded China strategy outlined by United States President Donald Trump in the campaign rhetoric of a heated presidential election cycle has given way to the vagaries of complex diplomatic reality. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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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. READ MORE

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

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Different from the earlier narrative that China was free-riding from U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan, more recent developments have focused on China’s expanding political involvement, deepening security ties, and economic investments in Afghanistan. READ MORE

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February 27, 2017 | Opinion

If things happen as planned, Myanmar will hold the second 21st Century Panglong Conference by mid-March. READ MORE