Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Apr 02 , 2016
The Fourth Nuclear Security Summit is held in Washington D.C from March 31 to April 1. Personally advocated by United States President Barack Obama, the nuclear summit has been convened once every two years since 2010.
Fan Jishe Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mar 14 , 2016
Pyongyang should pay a price for its violation of Security Council resolutions, but punishment by itself will not magically solve the nuclear problem. If sanctions could not be translated into a strategic rethink, they will only add more pain to the ordinary North Koreans' already miserable life.
Shen Dingli Associate Dean, Fudan Unversity
Mar 14 , 2016
High-level talks between China and the US have served to stabilize bilateral ties, making agreement possible on tougher sanctions against the DPRK and setting the stage for an imminent summit meeting between the two countries’ leaders.
Zhou Bo Honorary Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 07 , 2016
This US defense installation would offer no real protection from the North’s usable weaponry, and would surely provoke the DPRK into a new, vicious cycle of action vs. reaction. The idea has already stirred strong protests from the Chinese and Russian governments, which believe THAAD, if deployed, will threaten their security interests. The idea of deploying THAAD on Korean soil is a bad example of how anger and angst can overpower and replace rational response.
Chen Xiangyang Deputy Director, CICIR
Feb 25 , 2016
Beijing should take effective measures to contain DPRK moves to develop and deploy nuclear weapons. China should also urge and assist the DPRK to reform, open up and pursue peaceful development, which is the right way of economic development and improvement of people’s livelihood.
Richard Weitz Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Feb 25 , 2016
China and the United States have yet to reach consensus in response to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. is not prepared to follow China’s path toward a rapid resurrection of the Six-Party Talks, while Beijing resists imposing alternative U.S. policies of applying unilateral sanctions on North Korea’s foreign enablers or reinforcing military pressure on Pyongyang.
Xiao An Researcher, Pangoal Institution
Feb 24 , 2016
Pyongyang’s recent missile tests show that becoming a nuclear power is not merely a bargaining chip but a genuine threat. The next US president will take renewed stock of the situation in the DPRK in 2017, and Beijing should start doing that right now. Protecting its own homeland security should and must be the fundamental gauge for China’s policy towards the DPRK.
Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Feb 23 , 2016
While the world’s attention has been focused on North Korea’s recent nuclear test and satellite launch, important developments regarding the nuclear issue were also taking place in South Korea. Recent developments suggest that the patience of the South Korean people and some members of the political elite is wearing thin.
Wu Zhenglong Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Feb 19 , 2016
China and the U.S. agree on the need to impose sanctions, but not on the process and purpose. The starting point for imposing new sanctions should be to promote denuclearization and safeguard peace, not to escalate the tensions and not to cause chaos on the Korean peninsula.
Yang Wenjing Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Feb 02 , 2016
There are voices inside China as well as the US that urge Beijing to punish North Korea’s “bad behavior” more harshly. But China and the US interpret the very end and means of the situation differently, In China’s mind, the situation is more a US responsibility rather than China’s, and use of coercion as the dominant tool has been proved ineffective.