European Institute for Asian Studies
Recent Developments in the South China Sea: Reclamation, Navigation and Arbitration
  • Start04:30 PM - Jun 16 2016
  • End06:00 PM - Jun 16 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1000 Brussels
  • +32 2230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

 »Recent Developments in the South China Sea:

Reclamation, Navigation and Arbitration«

Expert exchange with

Ms Yan YAN,  Deputy Director, Research Center of Oceans Law and Policy, National Institute for the South China Sea Studies (NISCSS);

Moderator: Mr David Fouquet, Senior Analyst

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 16h30 – 18h00

A reception will follow

Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1000 Brussels

The South China Sea, through which USD 5.3 trillion worth of maritime trade passes through each year, has become the focus of international concern as solutions over maritime territorial disputes remain to be found. China, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei have all made claims to various islets and rocks surrounded by vast amounts of untapped gas and oil reserves and prime fishing waters. Rising military expenditures by claimant countries, increased US presence and freedom of navigation operations, China’s land-reclamation and militarization projects on various islands and The Philippines’ appeal to international courts for arbitration have led to increased tensions despite all parties calling for a peaceful solution. The European Institute for Asia Studies (EIAS) and Brussels Academy for China and European Studies (BACES) welcome Ms Yan YAN for a discussion over the future of this region of critical strategic importance.

Ms Yan YAN is the Deputy Director of the Research Center of Oceans Law and Policy in the National Institute for the South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) and a PhD candidate for public international law at the University of Hong Kong. She received a M.S. degree in Science from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research focuses on peacetime military activities at sea and the law of the sea, maritime security in the Asia-Pacific, China’s maritime law and policy and the application of UNCLOS in the South China Sea.

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EIAS and the Brussels Academy for China and European Studies (BACES) welcome Ms Yan YAN, Deputy Director of the Research Center of Oceans Law and Policy at the National Institute for the South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) for a discussion over the future of the South China Sea, a region of critical strategic importance

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