Li Zheng, Assistant Research Processor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Jul 29, 2019
The most recent white paper released by the Chinese government signals its explicit intentions to build up the PLA transparently and install it as a force for global peace-keeping, not military hegemony.
Jul 24, 2019
China on Wednesday issued a white paper to expound on its defensive national defense policy in the new era and explain the practice, purposes and significance of China's efforts to build a fortified national defense and a strong military.
Fan Jishe, Professor, the Central Party School of Communist Party of China
Sep 08, 2015
China is developing quickly both in terms of economy and military, and that is a natural process. Most major powers travelled the same way in the past, and a strong China helps preserve peace and stability in the world.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jul 15, 2015
The latest U.S. National Military Strategy has provoked a strong but misguided reaction in Beijing. U.S. policy makers are not forecasting an inevitable a war with China and identify areas where the two countries’ national security interests overlap sufficiently for bilateral collaboration.
Zhou Bo, Honorary Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Jul 18, 2013
For the Chinese military to become more transparent, the west needs to convince China that their intentions are not ill and, above all, win trust from China, writes Zhou Bo.
Chen Zhou, Director, Academy of Military Sciences of China
Apr 30, 2013
China’s national defense white paper has caused a stir amongst China watchers. However, Chen Zhou explains that the white paper is not reason for concern, and instead provides a path for China’s continued peaceful development.
Ely Ratner, Research Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Apr 24, 2013
Why are Chinese leaders so paranoid about the United States? Ely Ratner attempts to answer this question and explains how the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army and changes to China’s national security environment will impact future relations with the US.
James Acton, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Apr 23, 2013
Escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula have put a renewed focus on nuclear threats. After the release last week of a Chinese white paper on defense, James Acton draws our attention the omission of China’s no-first-use policy and explains how this newly articulated position impacts the country’s nuclear policy.
Yao Yunzhu, Retired Major General, Chinese People’s Liberation Army
Apr 22, 2013
For nearly half a century, China’s No-First-Use pledge has served as the cornerstone of its nuclear policy, writes Major General Yao Yunzhu. It is better for China to uphold its NFU policy, rather than discredit such a commitment.
Gong Shaopeng, Professor, China Foreign Affairs University
Mar 14, 2013
In response to the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea's third nuclear test conducted on 12 February, 2013, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a new resolution on March 7 to impose additional sanctions on the country.