Who Owns the South China Sea? |

Who Owns the South China Sea?


China’s rise has upset the global balance of power and the first place to feel the strain is Beijing’s backyard: the South China Sea. Conflict has simmered there for decades but now it threatens to bring superpowers into direct confrontation. This is the first book to explain the South China Sea disputes for a general audience. From ancient history to modern strategy ‘The South China Sea: the struggle for power in Asia’ reveals the underlying causes of the conflicts, what’s at stake for the different sides and the obstacles that prevent the conflicts being resolved. The book takes no sides and critiques the positions of everyone. It seeks out evidence for the various claims made by the different sides and, where it finds none, says so.

In its pages we meet some of the key figures in the disputes including the American oilman who persuaded Beijing to grant him a concession off the southern Vietnamese coast, the Filipino entrepreneur who kicked off the grab for territory and the politicians and diplomats attempting to prevent the situation turning into a major conflict while turning the situation towards their own country’s advantage.


Mr Bill Hayton, The South China Sea: the Struggle for Power in Asia

Monday, 27 October 2014
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending online.

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