London Event 30th October – Beijing, the US and the South China Sea

Tuesday, 30th October, from 5:15 pm, Whitehall, City of Westminster, (exact location TBC for attendees)

For over a decade the People’s Republic of China has been increasing its military presence in the South China Sea; laying claim to recognised international waters with the aim of exploiting the region’s economic and strategic value. Beijing’s actions have created outrage in its regional neighbours and alarm in the area’s main strategic actor, the United States.

Are these developments a sign that China is ready to challenge the US for regional dominance? Or, is Beijing within its right to ward off other powers with interests in the region? How are other regional players such as Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan likely to react?

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Peter Apps [moderator] – Reuters Global Affairs Columnist. PS21 Executive Director.

David Li – Asia Pacific analyst with the economics and risk team for IHS Markit.

Deepa Kumar – Analyst at IHS Markit country risk team and specialist on multiple Asia-Pacific countries.

Dr Chirs Weston – International business consultant on risk management.


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Attendees will be admitted to the venue in two groups, one at 5:15 pm and the other at 5:30 pm. This is to allow the reception staff at the Cabinet Office time to process all guests. If you have reserved a ticket, you will be informed which group have been allocated to via email on the 29th of October. Please remember to bring photo ID with you.

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