Yang Wenjing Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Mar 27 , 2017
Given 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.
Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Mar 20 , 2017
A 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.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Mar 08 , 2017
Ironically, in launching its economic campaign to protest South Korean deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system, Beijing is effectively doing Washington’s bidding. U.S. policymakers long have worried about the PRC’s economic draw on the South. As China voluntarily curbs those ties, American officials couldn’t be happier.
Li Bin Professor, Tsinghua University
Mar 06 , 2017
The decision to deploy a Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the Republic of Korea (ROK) by the ROK and the United States caused strong diplomatic reactions from China. Further negative interactions between the ROK and China may develop if the two countries cannot find a solution.
Sampson Oppedisano Executive Assistant to the Dean, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
Mar 03 , 2017
Since his days on the campaign trail, Trump has been a huge critic of China. However, he will need to come to terms with the fact that criticizing and alienating China, especially over the threat that North Korea poses, is not wise. North Korea will serve as a test of not just Trump’s ability to make a deal but also his ability to employ diplomacy with a rival to address a common and growing threat.
Fan Gaoyue Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Feb 27 , 2017
Participants in the Six Party Talks can take four paths to progress: Make denuclearization of the Peninsula their collective top priority; make a military strike an option as talks resume; initiate peace treaty talks concurrently; and take confidence-building steps to make negotiations more inviting.
Yang Xiyu Senior Fellow, China Institute of Int'l Studies
Jan 17 , 2017
Chaos on the Korean Peninsula would have a direct and far-reaching impact on the security environment of China. China push for the principle of “no war, no chaos and no nuclear weapons” on the Peninsula will become even stronger amid uncertainties posed by the election of Donald Trump and the planned tests by the DPRK.
Yin Chengde Research Fellow, China Foundation for International Studies
Oct 19 , 2016
The confrontation regarding plans for the THAAD system might lead to unbearable consequences if the situation gets worse. The only reasonable course for Washington and Seoul is to abandon the deployment.