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    Date(s) - 18/09/2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


    4 Liangmahe S Rd, Beijing, China
    亮马河南路4号 北京市朝阳区 100600,中国中国


    010-8532 0200



    Entrance Fee

    FCCC Members free, non-members 100 RMB

    Beneath the apparent calm in the South China Sea, China is continuing to militarise its new artificial islands, press the other claimants to give up their rights to resources in the sea and drag out negotiations on a ‘Code of Conduct’. How will these developments fit into the wider geopolitical situation?


    Bill Hayton is an Associate Fellow with the Asia Programme of Chatham House in 2015. He is the author of ‘The South China Sea: the struggle for power in Asia’ (Yale, 2014) and ‘Vietnam: rising dragon’ (Yale, 2010). Bill has worked for the BBC since 1998 and currently works for BBC World News television in London. He was the BBC’s reporter in Vietnam In 2006-07 and spent 2013 embedded with Myanmar’s state broadcaster working on media reform. He has given presentations about South China Sea and Southeast Asian issues for think-tanks and government institutions in the UK, US, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and elsewhere. His written work has been published in The Economist, the South China Morning Post, The Diplomat and the National Interest, among others. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London.


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