Beijing Xiangshan Forum, whose original name is Xiangshan Forum, was initiated by the China Association of Military Science (CAMS) in 2006 as a track 2 platform for Asia-Pacific security dialogue. It was upgraded as track 1.5 in the 5th Forum in 2014 and started to involve wider participants of defense and military leaders, heads of international organizations, former political personages and retired generals, as well as renowned scholars from both in and out of the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2015, Xiangshan Forum has been co-hosted by CAMS and China Institute of International Strategic Studies (CIISS) and is renamed as Beijing Xiangshan Forum in 2018.So far, Beijing Xiangshan Forum has developed into a high-level security and defense forum in Asia-Pacific with significant international influence.

Adhering to the ideas of “Equality, Openness, Inclusiveness, Mutual Learning”, the Forum focuses on the new dynamics, new opportunities and new challenges in Asia-Pacific and even the world as a whole, calls for equal dialogue, beneficial cooperation and shared security. It is committed to pooling collective wisdom, expanding consensus, boosting cooperation, and working to enhance security dialogue and defense contacts, and promote regional peace and stability.


The 1st Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:October 23-24, 2006
  • Theme:Peaceful Development and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

The 2nd Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:October 24-26, 2008
  • Theme:International Security Cooperation and Asia-Pacific Security

The 3rd Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:October 22-24, 2010
  • Theme:Evolution of International Strategic Configuration and Asia-Pacific Security

The 4th Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:November 16-18, 2012
  • Theme:Asia-Pacific Security: New Issues and New Ideas

The 5th Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:November 20-22, 2014
  • Theme:Win-win through Cooperation: Building an Asian Community of Shared Destiny

The 6th Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:October 16-18, 2015
  • Theme:Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: Realities and Visions

The 7th Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:October 10-12, 2016
  • Theme:Build a New Type of International Relations through Security Dialogue and Cooperation

The 8th Beijing Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:October 24-26, 2018
  • Theme:Building a New Type of Security Partnership of Equality, Mutual Trust and Win-Win Cooperation

The 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum

  • Date:October 21-22, 2019
  • Theme:Maintaining International Order and Promoting Peace in the Asia-Pacific