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.

CUI Liru

CUI Liru

Senior Researcher at the Taihe Institute, Former President of China Institute of Contemporary International Relations

Cui Liru is currently a Senior Researcher of the Taihe Institute and the Former President of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations.

Professor Cui Liru was a Senior Advisor to CICIR, a think-tank in China known for its comprehensive studies on current international affairs and prominent role in providing consulting services to the Chinese government.

He also served as a member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). He currently serves as director of board and senior adviser to multiple institutions for the study of national security and foreign relations. As a senior researcher, his studies cover U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, international security issues and Chinese foreign policy.

Cui joined CICIR in 1980, working on American foreign policy studies. He was named deputy head of Division for North American Study (DNAS) in CICIR in 1985. In early 1990s, Cui served as Counselor at the Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations. He became director of DNAS in CICIR in late 1994. Cui moved in 1996 to lead the Institute of World Information, an organization affiliated with the State Information Center of the State Council. In February 2005, Cui returned to CICIR as its president and worked in that post until April 2013.