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China and global security

Chinese soldiers during a parade at Tiananmen square Beijing, China in November 2012
Chinese soldiers during a parade at Tiananmen square Beijing, China in November 2012. Photo: Hung Chung Chih / Shutterstock

China presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for global governance, economic development, as well as security and stability, which impacts Europe and the broader international community. SIPRI’s research combines traditional and non-traditional security issues through in-depth field research and primary source investigation into China’s evolving policies, with a focus on:

  • China and regional security in Asia
  • China’s impact on regional and international norms
  • China’s arms control and non-proliferation commitments
  • ChineseEuropean cooperation in traditional and non-traditional security
  • China’s military modernization and evolving nuclear deterrence posture
  • China’s advances and policies in cyberspace and emerging technologies
  • China’s relations with its neighbours in North East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia and Central Asia

Research staff

Dr Lora Saalman is the Director of and a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI China and Global Security Programme.
Richard Ghiasy is a Researcher in the SIPRI China and Global Security Programme.
Jiayi Zhou is a Researcher in the SIPRI China and Global Security Programme.
Fleur Huijskens is an Associate Researcher at SIPRI within the China and Global Security programme.
Fei Su is a Research Assistant within the China and Global Security Programme.