China's Security Concerns and Its National Security Strategy
In an address to RUSI Members, Maj Gen Gong Xianfu, Vice Chairman of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) ...

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Cyber security 2012 lead event Analysis: What Does the Cyberspace Landscape Look Like in the Asia-Pacific? 24 Apr 2014 by Dr Tobias Feakin
Already contending with a tense geopolitical backdrop, there is an urgent need for countries in Asia to cooperate, if not harmonise on cyber security issues and reduce their respective vulnerabilities. Technology Cyber India Pacific North Korea China Japan
Putin and Xi Jinping Analysis: Ukraine: Quiet Support for Russia Will Harm China's Long-Term Interests 11 Apr 2014 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
Though China is reticent over aspects of Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine, the general assumption in Beijing is that China could benefit from the Ukraine crisis. But a more careful look at the potential fallout from the showdown indicates that China’s strategic horizons are not as rosy as currently assumed. Central and South Asia Europe Ukraine Russia Pacific China
Putin and Xi Jinping Analysis: Tensions Over Ukraine: Where Does China Sit? 11 Apr 2014 by Raffaello Pantucci
On the growing crisis over Ukraine, China has remained quietly supportive of Russia. Yet, Russia overestimates and exaggerates China’s level of support that is closer to acquiescence rather than actual support for the turmoil that Russia is engendering. Europe Ukraine Russia Pacific China
Xingjiang mosque china thumb Analysis: Terrorism in China: Seeing the Threat Clearly 28 Mar 2014 by Edward Schwarck
Recent Western and Chinese media focus on terrorism in Xinjiang has diverted attention away from the greater threat that Beijing faces from its ethnic Uighur population: namely a repeat of the large-scale rioting that hit the regional capital of Urumqi in 2009. Terrorism China
Soldier on Liaoning RUSI Newsbrief: Arms Races and Conferences: Asia’s Naval Build-Ups through the Lens of History 25 Mar 2014
A revised version of the 1921 Washington Conference could prove useful in facilitating dialogue in the face of ongoing naval modernisation in the Asia-Pacific Maritime Forces Pacific China Japan United States
PLA Unit 61398 RUSI Newsbrief: The Shadow of Chinese Cyber-Operations 25 Mar 2014
The proliferation of cyber-attacks and the inability to prove their source beyond doubt suggest that the cybersphere will remain a heavily contested strategic domain Technology Cyber China
Li Keqiang and Traian Basescu RUSI Newsbrief: China: Knocking at Eastern Europe’s Door 25 Mar 2014
China’s growing bilateral economic ties with Eastern and Central European states may make it more difficult for the EU to act as a single, united body Europe China
China Coast Guard Analysis: China’s New Coastguard: Not Handing Out Many Carrots (But Definitely Starting to Wield a Big Stick) 23 Jan 2014 by Peter Roberts
China has unilaterally established a national fisheries zone in the international waters of the South China Sea, policed by a newly formed Coastguard. At first glance this seems as an attempt to de-militarise disputes in the region, when in fact it frees up the PLA Navy to pursue their blue water ambitions. Law and Ethics Maritime Forces China
LAC China India RUSI Newsbrief: Sino–Indian Tensions: A Border in Limbo 15 Jan 2014
Tensions between China and India over both disputed territory and the two countries’ de facto border continue to simmer India China
China India flag RUSI Newsbrief: Playing Cat and Mouse? Sino–Indian Relations 15 Jan 2014 by Shashank Joshi
While China has tended to raise the stakes over ongoing disputes, India has sought to improve its position in the wider power play in the long term India China
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