The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has ninety-three members from sixteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. The 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.


  • Bin LI

    Bin LI

    Bin Li is a Former Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Dingli SHEN

    Dingli SHEN

    Dingli Shen is a professor and the former Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies. He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor of Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Dongxiao CHEN

    Dongxiao CHEN

    Dongxiao Chen currently serves as the President of the Shanghai Institute 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.

  • Jishe FAN

    Jishe FAN

    Jishe Fan is a former Senior Fellow and Director for Strategic Studies as well as the Deputy Director of the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation Studies in the Institute of American Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

  • Liru CUI

    Liru CUI

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

  • Tong ZHAO

    Tong ZHAO

    Tong Zhao is a Senior Fellow at the Nuclear Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based in Beijing at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

  • Zhengang MA

    Zhengang MA

    Ma Zhengang was formerly Chinese Ambassador to the U.K., and is now Chairman of the National Committee at the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific. He is also the Chairman of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association.

  • Zhenqiang PAN

    Zhenqiang PAN

    Pan Zhenqiang served as Major General to the Chinese Army and now holds the position of deputy chairman of the China Foundation for International Studies. He is also the senior adviser to the China Reform Forum.

  • Zukang SHA

    Zukang SHA

    Sha Zukang has held a number of posts in the diplomatic service of the People's Republic of China.