China and global security


China presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for global economic development, security and stability, and it increasingly affects the interests of Europe and the international community at large.  

The China and Global Security Project aims to advance peace and security studies with a particular emphasis on China’s role and impact in global, non-traditional and transnational security.

Through comprehensive research, analysis, policy-relevant publications and other outputs, the Project analyses China’s transformation and helps policymakers, opinion leaders, scholars, businesses and the general public more fully understand the foreign and security policy implications of China’s role. Working mostly with Chinese language sources and through close exchanges with the Chinese strategic community, SIPRI’s China Project also brings Chinese views into the European debate on global security issues.

With a unique, well-established full-time presence in Beijing, the China project contributes to SIPRI’s global outreach activities through an annual launch of the Chinese version of the SIPRI Yearbook, co-organized with the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association, and through frequent conferences and workshops co-organised with Chinese partners, such as the School of International Studies of Peking University, the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, the Centre for Contemporary China and World Studies or the Institute of Strategic Studies of National Defense University.

The research findings of the Projecte’s research work are published in SIPRI’s collections and in leading peer-reviewed academic journals, such as the Journal of Contemporary China, the Journal of East Asian Studies and China Perspectives.


Four research pillars

The Project undertakes research that combines SIPRI's long-standing focus on traditional security issues with an in-depth study of China's evolving foreign and security policies.

China and regional security in Asia

  • Maritime security in Northeast and Southeast Asia 
  • China’s naval modernization and maritime law-enforcement agencies
  • China and security in greater Central Asia after the withdrawal of NATO from Afghanistan

 

China’s export control system, arms control and non-proliferation

  • China’s arms control diplomacy
  • China and nuclear crises: the Korean peninsula, Iran
  • China’s ATT diplomacy and Chinese exports of conventional arms

 

Europe-China relations

  • EU-China international security cooperation
  • Transfers of technology and security implications

 

The future of China’s non-interference policy

  • The protection of Chinese nationals abroad: consular protection, evacuation operations and international cooperation
  • The protection of China’s energy interests in Central Asia and the Middle East
 
 
 
Staff

Mathieu Duchatel, Senior Researcher and Head of Project (based in Beijing), biography

Oliver Bräuner, Researcher, biography

Phillip Schell, Researcher (on leave of absence), biography

Zhou Hang, Researcher (based in Beijing), biography

Joanne ChanIntern