Rethinking National Security: China’s New Security Commission

Issue & Policy Briefs May 6, 2014, No. 152

The newly established Central National Security Commission (CNSC) of China held its first meeting on April 15. The inaugural meeting of this body marks a significant milestone in the reorganization of China’s bureaucratic structures for handling security issues. This policy brief aims to convey the most important points that are known so far about this meeting and to offer some thoughts as to the commission’s relevance and future function.