China

CSIS research on China, led by Freeman Chair in China Studies, the China Power Project, and the Chinese Business and Economics programs, seeks to advance popular understanding and inform U.S. policy on the global implications of the country's rise.

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Dire Straits: China’s Push to Secure Its Energy Interests in the Middle East

To meet its vast energy needs, China is expanding its footprint along the Strait of Hormuz—a vital chokepoint for transporting oil. As Beijing looks to secure its interests in the region, it may leverage commercial inroads to further military and intelligence activities.

Digital Report by Matthew P. Funaiole , Brian Hart , and Lily McElwee — February 3, 2023

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Photo: Naval Air Crewman 1st Class Justin Sherman/U.S. Air Force

Photo: Naval Air Crewman 1st Class Justin Sherman/U.S. Air Force

In the Shadow of Warships

How foreign companies help modernize China’s navy

Digital Report by Matthew P. Funaiole , Brian Hart , and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. — December 15, 2021

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Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Bonny Lin
Director, China Power Project and Senior Fellow, Asian Security
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Matthew P. Funaiole
Vice President, iDeas Lab, Andreas C. Dracopoulos Chair in Innovation and Senior Fellow, China Power Project
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Ilaria Mazzocco
Senior Fellow, Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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John Schaus
Senior Fellow, International Security Program
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Benjamin Jensen
Senior Fellow, Future War, Gaming, and Strategy, and International Security Program
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Lily McElwee
Fellow, Freeman Chair in China Studies and CSIS-Chumir Global Dialogue