China Policy Gap

Great Wall of China

This project will look at China's ultimate objectives on the Korean peninsula.

This project will look at China’s grand strategy on the Korean peninsula.  It addresses the empirical puzzle of why Beijing appears to support all of the international community’s approbations of North Korea’s provocations, yet in practice, its actions fall short of what one would consider ideal.  The project will consist of periodic meetings with specialists from the United States, Japan, and other Asianists who will present their views on China’s ultimate objectives on the peninsula.