April 20, 2017 Next Steps in the South China Sea
Join us as our distinguished experts discuss next steps in dealing with this important regional flashpoint.
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Heritage Foundation
One of the most contentious current issues in U.S.–China relations is the South China Sea. Wrapped up in those three words are thorny issues of legality, sovereignty, multi-national territorial claims, economics and environmental degradation. Most concerning, however, is the issue of militarization, and the significant increase of U.S. and Chinese naval and other military power in this crowded area of the Pacific. How should the U.S strategically approach this source of friction, especially in light of other important factors in the relationship? What is China’s possible long term strategy in the region? And what forces can be brought to bear to effect these potentially contradictory visions? Join us as our distinguished experts discuss next steps in dealing with this important regional flashpoint.
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