With a view to maintaining and promoting the peace, stability and prosperity of the South China Sea, Peking University Institute of Ocean Research has launched the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI). The Initiative aims to integrate intellectual resources and open source information worldwide and keep track of important actions and major policy changes of key stakeholders and other parties involved. It will provide professional data services and analysis reports to parties concerned, helping them keep competition under control, and with a view to seek partnerships.
BY Lei Xiaolu
Associate Professor, China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies, Wuhan University
HU Bo, Director of the Center for Maritime Strategy Research, PKU and South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI), is a Research Professor at the Institute of Ocean Research, PKU. He received his PhD in Politics from the School of International Studies at Peking University and has extensive experience in policy analysis and consulting. His areas of specialization include maritime strategy, international security, and Chinese diplomacy. He has written three books and more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on topics related to China’s maritime strategy and policy. His most recent books published in Chinese are as follows: China’s Maritime Power in 2049 (Beijing, China Development Press, 2015), which will be published in English by Routledge press in 2019; and China’s Sea Power in the Post Mahan Era (Beijing, Ocean Press, 2018).
Dr. Cao Qun is currently an associate research fellow with the Center for Maritime Security and Cooperation at the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), and an associate senior editor of China International Studies. His research specializes in South China Sea issues, the Sino-Japanese dispute over the Diaoyu Dao Islands, and Air Defense Identification Zone regulations.