The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.

CHEN Dongxiao

CHEN Dongxiao

President of Shanghai Institutes of International Studies

Chen Dongxiao currently serves as the President of the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies and specializes in China foreign policy, Sino-U.S. relations, and UN collective security. In the past he has served as the Director of the Department of International Organizations and International Law.

Prof. and Dr. CHEN Dongxiao is the President of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). Dr. Chen got his Ph.D from Fudan University. He receives a special government subsidy of the State Council. Dr. Chen specializes in the studies of United Nations, China’s foreign policy and China-U.S. relations. He has led numerous research projects commissioned by China National Foundation of Social Sciences Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council and so on. Dr. Chen has published extensively on the UN reform and China’s multilateral diplomacy. He is the chief editor of China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies (CQISS), a flagship English journal on China’s diplomacy published by SIIS and World Scientific Publishing House (Singapore). He is also the adjunct professor of Shanghai International Studies University.

Dr. CHEN is the high level advisor of Independent Team of Advisory (ITA) for ECOSOC Dialogue on longer-term positioning of United Nations Development System (2016), the member of ASEAN Regional Forum’s (ARF) Expert and Eminent Person (EEP), senior advisor on economic diplomacy for China’s Foreign Ministry, senior advisor of International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC). He also holds the position as Vice Chair of China National Association of International Relations.