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2017 Great Decisions: Conflict in the South China Sea

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Conflict in the South China Sea

September 28th

Conflict in the South China Sea

By Bernard D. Cole

The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy.

Speaker: Hyon Joo Yoo, Ph.D. Associate Professor Political Science, Trinity University

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