Testimony posted April 9, 2014
Prospects for U.S.-China Space Cooperation
Testimony before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation United States Senate
My name is Dean Cheng. I am the Senior Research Fellow for Chinese political and security affairs at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be construed as representing any official position of The Heritage Foundation.
Backgrounder posted March 19, 2014
Taiwan’s Maritime Security: A Critical American Interest
Taiwan’s security is inextricably linked to the sea. Indeed, the island’s economic livelihood, as well as its national security, requires that Taipei secure the surrounding waters and have access to global sea-lanes. Consequently, Taiwan’s ability to field a modern navy is an essential element of its security strategy. The Taiwan Strait is a key international waterway,…
Testimony posted March 13, 2014
A China Focused Policy for Southeast Asia
Testimony before the US-China Economic and Security Review
My name is Walter Lohman. I am Director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own and should not be construed as representing any official position of The Heritage Foundation.
Now and for many decades to come, peace and prosperity in the Western…
Issue Brief posted January 24, 2014
Meeting the Challenge of Chinese Expansionism on the East Asian Littoral
Over the past several months, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has exploited more and more tools to reinforce its claims over much of the East Asian littoral. The intended Chinese message seems clear: Administratively, militarily, diplomatically, and economically, the East Asian littoral is under Chinese dominance.
Ironically, even as the Chinese have been…
Issue Brief posted December 18, 2013
China’s Strategic Capabilities and Intent
Over the past year, the Chinese have been steadily improving their strategic military capabilities. It is becoming clearer that China is developing and building capabilities to have an impact beyond Asia; indeed, recent developments indicate that China is preparing a force meant to challenge and deter the United States.
China’s Nuclear Policy: Official and…
Testimony posted December 18, 2013
America's Economic Commitment to Asia in Perspective
America’s Economic Commitment to Asia in Perspective
Testimony before the
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Committee on Foreign Relations
United States Senate
December 18, 2013
Director, Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation
My name is Walter Lohman. I am director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation. The views I…