On 13–15 November, a SIPRI delegation led by Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, visited several centres of research in China for a series of events and lectures.
Dan Smith took part in events at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, the Center for American Studies at Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). Discussions focused on North East Asian security, climate change and arms control, and the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2019, among other topics.
The SIPRI delegation also visited Zhejiang University’s Institute of World History and the Center for Non-Traditional Security and Peaceful Development Studies. During the visit, Dan Smith delivered two lectures to students on 'The Prospect of START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) after the Collapse of the INF and its Implication for China' and 'The US Nuclear Policy and its Engagement towards North Korea's Nuclear Programme'.
Dan Smith was accompanied during the meetings by Fei Su, Researcher in SIPRI's China and Asia Security Programme and Jiayi Zhou, Researcher in SIPRI's Climate Change and Risk Programme.
During the delegation’s visit to China, SIPRI signed an extension to the memorandum of understanding with Zhejiang University.