Research

This report seeks to quantify changes in the bilateral relationship between China and North Korea by examining hundreds of discrete exchanges between Chinese and North Korean officials as reported by the Director of National Intelligence Open Source Center from January 2009 to December 2014. The…
This paper assesses China’s relative significance for individual ASEAN economies. It starts with an overview of China’s trade and investment relations with ASEAN as a whole. The paper then provides descriptive statistics on each ASEAN country’s composition of foreign trade by product and top trade…
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission invites submission of proposals to provide a one-time unclassified report on China’s efforts to expand the international use of its currency, the renminbi (RMB). Electronic or hard-copy proposals must be submitted by 5:30PM (EST) on April 6,…
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission invites submission of proposals to provide a one-time unclassified report on China’s efforts to combat terrorism. Electronic or hard-copy proposals must be submitted by 5:30PM (EST) on April 2, 2015.
This report assesses recent developments in China’s wind and solar industries and the implications for the United States. It builds on the Commission’s past work on U.S.-China energy issues, including the April 2014 hearing on bilateral clean energy cooperation. The research also draws on…
Report prepared for the Commission by Kevin Pollpeter, Eric Anderson, Jordan Wilson, and Fan Yang of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. The report examines China’s space programs and how they advance China’s national security, economic, and diplomatic…
Highlights of this edition: Peer-to-Peer Internet Lending Platforms Boosted by Bank Partnerships; Digital “Red Envelope” War Heats up during Chinese New Year Celebration; Localities Fight for Reform of State Monopolies in China’s Power Sector; Hong Kong Tycoon Li Ka-shing Heads China’s Substantial…
This report examines recent trends in Chinese investment in the United States, drawing on interviews with state officials. It begins with a general review of Chinese outbound investment patterns, and then looks in more detail at U.S. real estate, industry, and investment promotion. The paper…
Highlights of this edition: Hurdles Abound in Unifying China’s Pension Systems; China’s Northwest Sees Steel Opportunities on the “One Belt, One Road”; Rethinking China’s “Going Out” Strategy in the High-Speed Rail Industry; Lowering the Reserve Requirement for Chinese Banks: A Smart Move?
This report examines many of the weaknesses in the PLA’s human capital and organization realms, its combat capabilities across various domains, and China’s defense research and industrial complex. Furthermore, the report analyzes how these weaknesses affect the PLA’s performance of missions tasked…