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China and Asia security

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China presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for global and regional governance, economic development, and security and stability. It is indispensable in addressing many global and regional issues, from climate change to nuclear non-proliferation; at the same time, China is pursuing policies that challenge the post-World War II, rules-based order.  

The SIPRI China and Asia Security Programme provides timely, independent and policy-relevant analysis based on primary research, in-depth field work, and dialogue activities with Chinese/Asian and other counterparts. The programme pays particular attention to China’s: growing global footprint, including diplomatic and geoeconomic initiatives; role in great power rivalry and collaboration; evolving political and economic ties with the European Union; and increasing presence and interest in the Global South, in areas such as development assistance, peacekeeping and conflict mediation.

The research focuses on the interests, ambitions and activities of Chinese actors in several parts of the world, and forms three overarching themes: (a) international political economy and geoeconomics; (b) development aid, peacebuilding and the Global South; and (c) foreign, defence and strategic policy.

Research staff

Dr Jingdong Yuan is a Senior Researcher and Director of the SIPRI China and Asia Security Programme.
Dr Jiayi Zhou is a Researcher in the SIPRI Conflict, Peace and Security Programme.
Fei Su is a Researcher in the SIPRI China and Asia Security Programme.