Huang Jing, University Professor and Dean, Beiing Language and Culture University
May 19, 2017
China must reconsider its approach to the DPRK nuclear issue, reverse its passive strategic position, and not equate the security of North Korea with the security of the Kim regime. Beijing should openly state that it will neither allow a war in North Korea, nor merely look on while North Korea becomes Northeast Asia’s “Middle East”.
Wang Fudong, Assistant Research Fellow, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations
May 19, 2017
The Moon government, with its sensible domestic and foreign policy approaches, is set to foster momentum and real opportunities to take the heat out of the tension in the region. The rest of the world should support and embrace such positive dynamics.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
May 18, 2017
As economic globalization moves forward and the newly emerged economies become more integrated with the developed ones, the whole world is concentrating on economic development. The main trend of the times is for peace, and against war. The U.S. should give up the idea that a certain degree of controlled tension on the Korean peninsula consolidates its permanent deployment of troops there.
Fan Gaoyue, Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 15, 2017
Physically, 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.”
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.
J. Berkshire Miller, International Affairs Fellow (Hitachi), Council on Foreign Relations (Tokyo)
Mar 17, 2017
The swarm approach – by hitting Beijing on multiple issues in at once in a flurry – seems to be calculated upon Trump’s own business approach. This projects that Trump’s “leverage” over Beijing would compel painful concessions from China on core issues because of its fear over Washington’s scorn and threats.
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.