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JIIA-RUSI-CSIS Joint Open Seminar on Maritime Security in the East and South China Seas

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14 March 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall
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In partnership with the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA) and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), RUSI is delighted to host a half day event on the security challenges in the East and South China Seas.

Featuring overlapping territorial claims, disputes over maritime law, and suspicion caused by rising military expenditure and geopolitical tension, the disputes in the East and South China Seas are multilayered and complex.

While overt tensions between Japan and China in the East China Sea have subsided over the past eighteen months, China’s claim to sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands remains outstanding, and both sides are yet to agree on a crisis management agreement to mitigate dangerous at-sea encounters. In the South China Sea, tensions have risen considerably in recent months as Beijing has pursued a programme of land reclamation in disputed waters, and engaged in tough verbal sparring with Washington over the freedom of the US Navy to operate in international waters.

The event will bring together leading experts from the UK, Japan, US, Vietnam, the Philippines, and will be open to all.

Registration will be from 1330, with the conference to commence at 1400.

For more information or questions about this event, please contact Hannah Croft, at HannahC@rusi.org.

To download the agenda, please click here.

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