Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Jun 28 , 2019
With Xi’s visit to Pyongyang, some observers speculated that he sought to lessen US pressure in exchange for progress on North Korean denuclearization. But China handles North Korea for its own sake and particular reasons, not to “play the North Korea card” in dealing with the US.
Jul 10 , 2018
Playing a game of chicken, the two countries are just like two cars racing to each other, expecting the opponent to dodge at the last minute. Given the low speed, there will be limited damage even if no one dodges. But more rounds of collision with higher speed will inflict more serious damage on both.
Jun 22 , 2018
A denuclearized North Korea? Don’t hold your breath.
Mar 14 , 2018
Competition can be healthy for both China and the US, provided it doesn’t get out of hand.
Sep 19 , 2017
Key stakeholders in the North Korean issue need to recognize that Pyongyang is and will remain a nuclear power. Negotiations can proceed from that basis.
Jul 18 , 2017
Changing the goal from denuclearization to resuming talks is something worth trying, since other options are becoming dead ends or getting increasingly risky.
Jul 11 , 2017
The current fuzzy state of geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific has prompted some middle powers in the region to explore new ties. In the foreseeable future, as long as the US remains in the Asia -Pacific, and China sticks to its peaceful foreign policy, US allies and partners will be reluctant to build informal or formal alliances.