The South China Sea (SCS) has become a centre of global attention. It involves not only territorial disputes among multiple claimants, but also a shift of the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Territorial disputes in the SCS have brought about rising tensions.
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney presents an international conference in collaboration with one of Singapore’s leading think-tanks: the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
The conference will focus on the user states in the SCS, which are the US, China, India, Australia, Japan, and Russia. ASEAN’s role will also be examined.
The conference has drawn the participation of leading scholars and experts from the US, Russia and Europe, as well as from Australia and nations in Asia.
The opening session on February 10 will feature a presentation by Professor Jing Huang, Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore with remarks by Professor the Hon. Bob Carr, Director, Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney. This will be followed by Panel Session 1: South China Sea – an overview.
Evelyn Goh, Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University
Mira Rapp-Hooper, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Liu Qing, Director, Asia Pacific Department, China Institute of International Studies
The event is free, but registration is essential. For more information and to register, follow the "attend" button above.