Zhou Bo

Zhou Bo is an honorary fellow with Centre of China-American Defence Relations, Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
Zhou Bo
Zhou Bo is an honorary fellow with Centre of China-American Defence Relations, Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

Latest from Zhou Bo

Opinion | Nato’s big challenge is not China, but how to keep the transatlantic alliance alive

A military alliance is possible precisely because America has been willing to provide a security umbrella to others who could not or would not do it for themselves. Making an enemy of China, which would keep the alliance strong, would only push it towards even closer relations with Russia.

19 Apr 2019 - 1:13AM

A military alliance is possible precisely because America has been willing to provide a security umbrella to others who could not or would not do it for themselves. Making an enemy of China, which would keep the alliance strong, would only push it towards even closer relations with Russia.

Nato’s big challenge is not China, but how to keep the transatlantic alliance alive
Opinion | China’s strategic opportunities are Beijing’s to lose

Worries over the slowing Chinese economy and China’s current uneasy rivalry with the US have cast a shadow over the country’s future. But the doomsayers need not worry, as China’s success has always been in its own hands.

18 Feb 2019 - 6:24AM

Worries over the slowing Chinese economy and China’s current uneasy rivalry with the US have cast a shadow over the country’s future. But the doomsayers need not worry, as China’s success has always been in its own hands.

China’s strategic opportunities are Beijing’s to lose
Opinion | China has risen peacefully, but will America go down without a fight?

The world should worry not about a rising China, but an insecure, declining US. That the US sees China as a rival is not strategic orientation, but a sign of how lost it feels. And this could spell trouble for regional peace.

12 Jan 2019 - 2:46AM

The world should worry not about a rising China, but an insecure, declining US. That the US sees China as a rival is not strategic orientation, but a sign of how lost it feels. And this could spell trouble for regional peace.

China has risen peacefully, but will America go down without a fight?
Opinion | Pride before a fall: time for arrogant US to realise it’s just another member of the international community

The US has been blinded by a belief in its own special status. America’s fighting words and accusations of technology theft and election meddling do not reflect China’s efforts at integrating itself into the international system.

27 Oct 2018 - 8:51AM

The US has been blinded by a belief in its own special status. America’s fighting words and accusations of technology theft and election meddling do not reflect China’s efforts at integrating itself into the international system.

Pride before a fall: time for arrogant US to realise it’s just another member of the international community
Why China-Russia military exercises should provoke soul-searching in the West

The massive Vostok 2018 joint exercises were not just mutually beneficial to both countries in military terms but also signify a political rapprochement.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The massive Vostok 2018 joint exercises were not just mutually beneficial to both countries in military terms but also signify a political rapprochement.

Why China-Russia military exercises should provoke soul-searching in the West
Opinion | China and India need to talk, navy to navy, to prevent Indian Ocean hostilities

Formal measures to reduce fear of attack between the navies of China and India are something both sides should consider, as Beijing’s large investment in its navy may lead to more encounters in the Indian Ocean in the future.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Formal measures to reduce fear of attack between the navies of China and India are something both sides should consider, as Beijing’s large investment in its navy may lead to more encounters in the Indian Ocean in the future.

China and India need to talk, navy to navy, to prevent Indian Ocean hostilities
China’s absence in Rimpac maritime war exercise benefits no one, least of all America

The US snub will in no way impede China’s military development. Instead, it has deprived both militaries of a needed opportunity to practise together, to avert potential incidents, and raised the political temperature between the two rival powers.

11 Jul 2018 - 1:30AM

The US snub will in no way impede China’s military development. Instead, it has deprived both militaries of a needed opportunity to practise together, to avert potential incidents, and raised the political temperature between the two rival powers.

China’s absence in Rimpac maritime war exercise benefits no one, least of all America
Modi promotes India’s interests by getting close – but not too close – to both China and the US

Bolstered cooperation between India and the US won’t mean that New Delhi won’t simultaneously pursue improved ties with China, even as it asserts its interests in the South China Sea.

12 Jun 2018 - 7:23PM

Bolstered cooperation between India and the US won’t mean that New Delhi won’t simultaneously pursue improved ties with China, even as it asserts its interests in the South China Sea.

Modi promotes India’s interests by getting close – but not too close – to both China and the US
How China-Japan relations will benefit from new crisis management agreement

The hard-won crisis management agreement signed between China and Japan is an indication of the vulnerability of relations between the two countries.

14 May 2018 - 8:02PM

The hard-won crisis management agreement signed between China and Japan is an indication of the vulnerability of relations between the two countries.

How China-Japan relations will benefit from new crisis management agreement
As the US takes the leash off nuclear weapons, how will China react?

The Trump administration’s nuclear posture review demonstrates that nuclear weapons still matter in our post-cold-war environment, but this is unlikely to change China’s defence-oriented nuclear policy.

5 Mar 2018 - 8:09PM

The Trump administration’s nuclear posture review demonstrates that nuclear weapons still matter in our post-cold-war environment, but this is unlikely to change China’s defence-oriented nuclear policy.

As the US takes the leash off nuclear weapons, how will China react?
Doklam stand-off with China: will India learn the right lessons or pay as Nehru did?
Taiwan should be wary of the poisoned chalice of military exchanges with the US

China can be expected to react strongly if military exchanges are approved in a US defence budget now being considered.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

China can be expected to react strongly if military exchanges are approved in a US defence budget now being considered.

Taiwan should be wary of the poisoned chalice of military exchanges with the US
India is running out of time in Doklam dispute with China
Unlike Nato, the SCO needs no enemy to justify its existence
Trump’s America needs to do more, not less, to support the UN
Can China help the Philippines fight piracy?
US should not allow Taiwan issue to hurt its all-important relationship with China
Duterte’s genial tone on the South China Sea is just one of many signs of warmer Sino-Asean ties
A shot at cross-strait diplomacy: Can Tsai Ing-wen turn the missile misfire crisis into an opportunity?
Peacekeeping missions are the perfect showcase for a stronger, more responsible China
The US is right that China has no allies – because it doesn’t need them