- Wu Sike , Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Apr 10 , 2017The US Secretary of State’s visit to Beijing, and his meetings with the Chinese foreign minister, ended with a pledges by both to resolutely advocate denuclearization of the Peninsula, strictly implement UN resolutions and strive for a peaceful resolution. That realistic assessment by both sides is a good omen for more collaboration between Washington and Beijing.
- Kerry Brown , Professor of Chinese Studies, Lau China Institute at King's College, London
Apr 05 , 2017At a time of such global confusion, it is not Brexit, Syria’s civil war, Russian assertiveness or China’s games in the South China Sea that consistently make the newspaper headlines, but the antics and brinkmanship of a state led by a man in his early thirties who is the third generation of a Communist family cult.
- Howard Stoffer , Associate Professor of National Security, University of New Haven
Mar 31 , 2017The U.S. needs China a great deal more than it does Russia in order to minimize the security threats from the unstable and threatening North Korean regime and to maintain regional stability in Asia.
- Yang Wenjing , Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Mar 27 , 2017Given the domestic pressures faced by the major players, especially the US, in the near future, we can only expect an extension of the current dilemma.
- Wu Zurong , Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Mar 27 , 2017China clearly has no intention to engage in a military competition with the U.S. — Beijing has slowed down its growth rate of defense spending while Washington is trying to increase it. Increasing military spending is entirely unnecessary if the U.S. is truly strengthening military and security cooperation with all other major powers in the world.
- Joseph Nye , Professor, Harvard University
Mar 24 , 2017A series of episodes in recent years – including Russia’s cyber interventions to skew the United States’ 2016 presidential election toward Donald Trump, the anonymous cyber-attacks that disrupted Ukraine’s electricity system in 2015, and the “Stuxnet” virus that destroyed a thousand Iranian centrifuges – has fueled growing concern about conflict in cyberspace.
- Zhao Minghao , Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Mar 20 , 2017A new crisis is brewing on the Korean Peninsula. In mid-February, North Korea conducted an intermediate-range ballistic missile test. On March 1, the United States and South Korea began a joint military exercise that is unprecedented in scale and intensity.
- Ma Shikun , Senior Journalis, the People’s Daily
Mar 17 , 2017The nation’s military spending is lower than the world’s average, and far below the US defense budget. China has no appetite for external expansion for an arms race, but for the sake of its own safety, it should properly increase the spending on defense as the national economy grows.
- Richard Weitz , Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Mar 15 , 2017Despite China’s economic slowdown, the Chinese government has plans under its "Made in China 2025" program to spend $300 billion by 2025 to become self-sufficient in critical technologies and strategic emerging industries. U.S. unease at the size and opaqueness of China’s large military buildup are well-known. The latest developments will likely lead the Trump administration to continue efforts to reduce Russian defense technology transfers to China, sustain the EU arms embargo on China, and make U.S. weapons and other U.S. exports more competitive in global markets.
- Fan Gaoyue , Retired Senior Colonel and Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 15 , 2017Physically, THAAD serves as an Iron Curtain to intercept incoming missiles from North Korea. Separate national security interests have supplanted Cold War ideology, but THAAD could influence competing alliances and block cooperation among the countries involved in the “Six Party Talks.”