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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 economic development, security and stability, and it increasingly affects the interests of Europe and the international community at large.  

SIPRI's research on China combines traditional security issues with in-depth studies of China's evolving foreign and security policies, with a focus on:

  • China and regional security in Asia
  • China’s export control system, arms control and non-proliferation
  • Europe-China relations
  • The future of China’s non-interference policy

With a unique, well-established full-time presence in Beijing, SIPRI’s global outreach activities in China include an annual launch of the Chinese version of the SIPRI Yearbook, organized with the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association, and frequent conferences and workshops organized 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 and the Institute of Strategic Studies of National Defense University. 

Research staff

Dr Lora Saalman is the Director of the SIPRI China and Global Security Programme (effective from September 2016).
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 Project.